Members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department clean up a collision scene just after midnight on Thursday. The incident involved a 22-year-old man who died as a result. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

UPDATED: Man dies in collision near Ponoka

STARS Air Ambulance was called to a single vehicle collision on the QE2 south of Ponoka

Updated

A man has died as a result of a serious collision near Ponoka.

Ponoka RCMP confirmed a 22-year-old man succumbed to his injuries after being transported by STARS Air Ambulance to a hospital.

“Information gathered on scene indicates that the vehicle was travelling southbound on the QEII south of Highway 53 when it lost control and struck a guardrail. The vehicle came to rest facing north in the southbound lanes,” state police.

“There was only one occupant in the car, and no other vehicles were involved in this collision. Traffic was delayed while the scene was cleared up.”

Police added their gratitude to the witnesses who stopped to provide assistance to the first responders.

The cause of this collision remains under investigation by the RCMP. No further updates are anticipated in relation to this occurrence.

Background

STARS Air Ambulance was called to a serious collision near Ponoka.

The incident occurred Thursday just after midnight where a grey sedan was southbound on the QE2 when it is believed to have collided into a guard rail of the Battle River bridge.

No other vehicles were involved.

Ponoka RCMP, EMS and the Ponoka County East District Fire Department was called to the scene.

To assist STARS land on the highway, the southbound lanes were closed for a few hours while EMS and crews tended to the man.

 

STARS Air Ambulance was called to the scene of a single vehicle collision just after midnight on Thursday on the QE2 south of Ponoka. The cause of the incident is not known, however, crews were on the scene for several hours. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department clean up a collision scene just after midnight on Thursday. The incident involved a 22-year-old man who died as a result. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department clean up a collision scene just after midnight on Thursday. The incident involved a 22-year-old man who died as a result. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Just Posted

UPDATED: Calgary Police receive multiple bomb threats

Similar threats received across Canada and the United States

Guards injured, money stolen during overnight blast at Edmonton bank

Alberta Health Services said the injuries to the male guard were serious

Stars all align for Hockey Day in Bashaw

The annual day to celebrate local hockey brings out great support in Bashaw

Motorist flees police near Ponoka, escapes on foot

While attempting a traffic stop police say the driver sped off before hitting the ditch

PHOTOS: Bashaw’s Santa Days was a blast for families

Bashaw’s families enjoyed the Santa Days event

Omar Khadr wants changes to bail conditions

‘My life is held in suspension’, says the former Guantanamo Bay detainee

Coach accused of sexual assault says apology letter was misinterpreted

Dave Brubaker has pleaded not guilty to one count of sexual assault and one count of invitation to sexual touching

Give the gift of nature this holiday season

Please don’t be mad, but I bought you a moose

Aboriginal poet faces backlash for calling out NHL-themed totem poles

Rebecca Thomas says she received backlash for asking a drugstore chain to remove NHL merchandise

Some Kotex tampons recalled in Canada and U.S.

In some cases, tampon users sought medical attention “to remove tampon pieces left in the body.”

Sex-assault squad investigated eight incidents at Toronto all-boys’ school

The interim president of a Roman Catholic all-boys school rocked by student-on-student abuse allegations said the football program was cancelled for next year.

Coal power in Canada must disappear by the end of 2029, new regulations say

Canada has significantly cut its dependence on coal largely due to the closure of all coal plants in Ontario.

‘Naive approach’ to China at fault in Meng mess: Scheer

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer called on the Trudeau government to “unequivocally denounce any type of repercussions to Canadians on foreign soil.”

Omar Khadr ‘a model of compliance,’ wants changes to bail conditions: lawyer

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr is back in court today to seek changes to bail conditions.

Most Read