On January 6, 2024, at 11:45 p.m., RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 9 near Range Road 214 West of Drumheller.

It was reported that there were multiple injuries, and a vehicle was on fire. 

"Preliminary investigation states that a pickup truck and a car collided on the highway," RCMP said.

The driver of the car, a 39-year-old man from Drumheller, was pronounced dead on the scene. 

A 33-year-old female passenger from Drumheller was taken to the hospital by ambulance with undetermined injuries.

The driver of the pickup truck, a 50-year-old man from Strathmore, was taken to Drumheller Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

In a statement released on Sunday, the RCMP announced they are investigating the driver of the pickup for impaired driving causing death.

"A RCMP collision reconstructionist attended the scene to assist with the investigation," Mounties said.

The investigation is currently ongoing.

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