On July 10, shortly before 5:00 pm, Airdrie RCMP and Airdrie Fire Services were dispatched to a collision involving a pickup truck and hatchback on Highway 567 near Range Road 284 in Rocky View County.
It is believed the adult male driver of the eastbound hatchback attempted to overtake a pickup truck pulling a travel trailer, also travelling eastbound when the hatchback struck the back of the trailer.
The impact caused the hatchback to leave the roadway and collide with a power pole in the north ditch. The power pole caught on fire and spread to the hatchback which became fully engulfed.
A youth passenger who was in the back seat of the hatchback, unfortunately, succumbed to his injuries on the scene.
Airdrie RCMP continue to investigate and are seeking any witnesses or anyone with dash cam footage, to contact the Airdrie RCMP Detachment at 403-945-7200.