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Alcohol a factor in fatal accident, say police

A man has died from injuries sustained in an accident near Airdrie on May 12. At about 3 p.m., the Airdrie RCMP responded to a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 567 and Symons Valley Road.

A man has died from injuries sustained in an accident near Airdrie on May 12.

At about 3 p.m., the Airdrie RCMP responded to a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 567 and Symons Valley Road.

Witnesses reported seeing a grey Ford Tempo travelling northbound on Symons Valley Road, approaching Highway 567, when the driver made a left turn onto Highway 567 across the path of an oncoming grey GMC Acadia. The Acadia collided with the Ford Tempo in the intersection.

The 59-year-old male driver of the Tempo, a resident of Calgary, sustained life-threatening injuries as a result of the collision and was air lifted by S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance to Calgary Hospital. The 47-year-old female driver of the Acadia, a resident of Crossfield, was not injured.

On May 19, the man died in a Calgary hospital as a result of complications from his injuries. Investigation revealed that alcohol was a factor in the collision. The RCMP will not be laying charges in this incident and will not be releasing the names of the people involved at this time.

On June 19 at about 5:10 p.m., the Airdrie RCMP were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision on Summerfield Boulevard. Witnesses at the scene reported seeing a brown four-door Saturn collide with three parked vehicles while travelling eastbound on Summerfield Boulevard near the community’s tennis courts.

The male driver, and lone occupant of the Saturn, sustained non-life threatening injuries in the course of the collision and was transported to a Calgary hospital in an ambulance. Damage to the parked vehicles was extensive, however, no one else was hurt. Police suspect that alcohol and speed are factors in this collision; the matter remains under investigation at this time.

The Airdrie RCMP would like the public to be aware of new procedures for obtaining a criminal record check at the Airdrie RCMP detachment.

The following procedures are in effective immediately:

1) A person will now require two valid pieces of identification - one of which must be photo identification.

2) A letter on agency letterhead is now required when a request is for volunteer purposes - cost $10.

3) Non-volunteer criminal record checks cost $30.

4) Exact cash is required for payment.

The Airdrie RCMP will only complete criminal record checks for people who reside in our law enforcement area, which includes the communities of Crossfield, Madden, Balzac and Airdrie, along with the rural area surrounding those communities.

If you have information on any unsolved crime or questions about obtaining a criminal records check, please phone Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7200 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


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