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Elderly Olds man killed in collision on Highway 1

Police say no charges will be laid
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RCMP say road conditions were icy at the time of a collision that killed an Olds man. File

An 83-year-old man from Olds was killed in a collision on Highway 1 between Brooks and Bassano Nov. 6.

RCMP say the collision between a truck and tow truck occurred at about 2:40 p.m. that day.

“Preliminary investigation has revealed the truck carrying a horse trailer was heading westbound on Highway 1 when it collided with a stationary tow truck that was assisting on a separate call,” an RCMP news release says. “The tow truck had emergency lights activated and was on the side of the highway.

“Road conditions were icy at the time of the collision.”

The Olds resident, who was driving the truck, was pronounced deceased at the scene. An adult female passenger was airlifted to a Calgary hospital with injuries described by police as “serious” and “life-threatening.”

The operators of the tow truck were not injured.

Police said they did not plan to lay charges in the incident and added the name of the deceased will not be released.

Traffic on Highway 1 was diverted while police investigated the collision. The detour was lifted by about 8:20 p.m.