LACOMBE COUNTY. – On Jan. 27 at 3:33 p.m., Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit, with Ponoka RCMP, responded to a 911 call of a single vehicle collision on the QEII southbound at the Highway 2A access overpass. The collision resulted in the death of an adult female who was the sole occupant of the vehicle.
Investigation indicates that an SUV was travelling southbound and the driver lost control, entering the ditch. The vehicle rolled in the west ditch, where it came to rest. Emergency crews responded and the female was pronounced deceased.
Although southbound traffic was slowed, it was not diverted while the scene was investigated. The RCMP cleared shortly after 5:30 p.m.
Indications are that icy road conditions may have been a contributing factor to the collision. It remains under investigation and no further updates will be provided.