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One Killed, Nine Injured in 14-vehicle Crash Near Calgary

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A 14-vehicle collision north of Calgary ended in one casualty and nine others injured late Tuesday night. While details of the accident are unclear, officials state that weather and road conditions could have caused it. An investigation is underway.

RCMP responded to an accident on Highway 2 near Highway 72 about two kilometers north of Veterans Boulevard just after 10 p.m. It was found that 14 vehicles were involved in a crash that took the life of one and injured nine others. As per the officials, a commercial vehicle including a trailer, five sedan cars, four pickup trucks, three SUVs, and a passenger van were involved in this incident.

“Details of the cause of the collision remain under investigation, with primary factors appearing to be weather and road conditions. As a result of this collision injuries were reported resulting in nine passengers from various vehicles being transported by ground ambulance to area hospitals for various non-life-threatening conditions,” RCMP officials said.

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The victim has not been identified by the officials but has warned travelers to expect hours-long delays near that section of the highway.

Mike Crampton, a witness to the incident, explained that he could have been involved in the accident if he had left a couple of minutes earlier than he did. Crampton shared, “I honestly wasn’t sure where I was on the highway, the fog was so thick you couldn’t really see any landmarks. I pulled into an exit lane thinking it would get me off the highway. Turns out that was where the Tim Horton’s and the Esso and the Humpty’s used to be, right by Crossfield there.”

The winter storm last week caused a lot of accidents and power outages in certain regions. Recently, a 100-vehicle accident was reported on Highway 401 and the reason was bad weather conditions. An Ebus carrying over 50 passengers also rolled over due to extremely icy conditions. Four people lost their lives while over 50 were injured.

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