UPDATE: Wood Buffalo RCMP confirm fatality among multi-vehicle collision on Highway 63

Posted on Nov 19, 2019

November 19, 2019

Fort McMurray, Alta – Wood Buffalo RCMP alongside Wood Buffalo Integrated Traffic Unit investigated a multi-vehicle collision on the evening of November 15th, 2019 in which a 51-year-old male from Calgary, Alberta, was confirmed deceased on scene. Additionally, one was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries by Wood Buffalo Emergency Services, and two were treated and released on scene with minor injuries.

RCMP members conducted a thorough investigation and Highway 63 was re-opened several hours after members arrived on scene. Alcohol and/or drugs were not believed to be a contributing factor to the collision.

Next of kin has been notified and the name of the deceased will not be released.
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BACKGROUND: Wood Buffalo RCMP Investigate Multi-Vehicle Collision on Highway 63

Fort McMurray, Alta – On November 15th, 2019 at approximately 6:20 p.m. multiple reports were received of semi-tractors stuck in the ditch and blocking highway 63 in the southbound lanes at kilometre 165.

A two vehicle collision involving a car and semi-tractor was reported at the same location.

Road conditions at this time are described as extremely icy, due to freezing rain.

Currently, the southbound lanes of highway 63 are closed as the RCMP investigate the collision and attempt to have the vehicles blocking the roadway removed.
Southbound traffic is currently being diverted at highway 881. Northbound traffic remains unaffected.

Updates to follow as more information becomes available.

Media Contact:
Wood Buffalo RCMP
780-788-4235