Man killed in 3-vehicle crash involving pickup truck, tractor-trailer and SUV in southern Alberta

A man has died after a three-vehicle collision between a pickup truck, SUV and tractor-trailer in Brocket, Alberta. Friday afternoon.

At approximately 1:50 p.m. Friday, Piikani Nation RCMP, Fort MacLeod RCMP, Pincher Creek RCMP and fire departments responded to the collision at the intersection of Highway 3 and Highway 280 in southern Alberta.

The semi-truck was traveling eastbound on Highway 3 when it slammed into the pickup truck and SUV at the intersection, according to a news release released Saturday by the RCMP.

The 62-year-old driver of the van was pronounced dead at the scene. The 62-year-old passenger was airlifted to Foothills Medical Center in Calgary with serious life-threatening injuries, police say.

The 34-year-old woman in the SUV and her passenger, a 2-year-old girl, were transported to Lethbridge Hospital by ambulance. Their injuries are currently unknown.

The tractor-trailer driver, who was the sole occupant of that vehicle, was transported to Fort MacLeod Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the statement said.

Highway 3 was closed for several hours on Friday and traffic was diverted while the RCMP and Alberta Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Branch investigated. It reopened later Friday evening.

RCMP are continuing to investigate the collision. They say impaired driving by drugs or alcohol was not a factor in the accident.