Semi plows into tow truck stopped on highway south of Red Deer

INNISFAIL – A semi plowed into the back of a tow truck that was stopped on the side of the highway loading a vehicle. The crash caused the semi to catch fire.

RCMP from Innisfail and Blackfalds are currently on scene investigating. A section of the southbound lanes on QEII, between Hwy 42 and 590 have been closed to facilitate the investigation. 

On Jan. 22 at about 11 p.m., Innisfail and Blackfalds RCMP responded to the collision involving a semi and a tow truck. 

Traffic is being rerouted through Penhold on Hwy 42 and south on Hwy 2A to Hwy 590. At this time it is unknown if alcohol or drugs are a factor.