On Dec. 29th at approximately 1:40 a.m. Innisfail Detachment members were dispatched to a report of two semi trucks and trailers were in the ditch on the west side of the QEII Highway.
Investigation revealed that one northbound semi truck and trailer crossed over the median and ended up in the west ditch. A good Samaritan pulled over to assist and was outside the vehicle with the driver of the semi, when another southbound semi truck ran into the debris from the first collision, and was forced into the ditch, striking both of the people who were outside of their vehicles.
Both confirmed Calgary residents were pronounced deceased on scene. The southbound lanes of the QEII Hwy. were closed for several hours while the collision was investigated, but has since been reopened.
Neither speed or alcohol or road conditions are being considered as contributing factors in the collision. The file remains under investigation, and the names of the deceased are being withheld pending the notification of the next of kin.