CALGARY – Greater than six months after a pileup in southeast Alberta, which concerned 11 automobiles and left three individuals useless, RCMP have laid fees in opposition to a Manitoba semi-truck driver.
The crash occurred on the afternoon of Aug. 20 alongside Freeway 9 close to Vary Highway 73 close to Cereal, about 300 kilometres east of Calgary, and in addition injured 10 others, two critically.
A semi-tanker truck hauling gasoline and one other truck carrying butane engulfed the scene in flames, with crews preventing to extinguish the blaze into the night. Three semi-trucks in addition to quite a few trailers have been concerned within the crash, RCMP say.
RCMP Cpl. Deanna Fontaine stated it took a very long time to put fees because of the complicated nature of the collision.
“This was a prolonged, complicated investigation right into a critical collision, a multi-fatality that concerned quite a few automobiles and quite a few departments to investigation,” Fontaine stated. “Collision reconstructionists needed to full their report and from there (RCMP) needed to contemplate whether or not we had sufficient proof to put fees.”
The response and investigation concerned RCMP detachments in Coronation, Redcliff, Airdrie and Hanna.
The collision was one among two lethal collisions on a 16-kilometre stretch of Freeway 9 final August.
Earlier within the month, 10-year-old Zachary Jeffreys died when a truck slammed into the again of his household’s idle SUV. The crash additionally left the boy’s mother and father and two younger siblings with critical accidents.
On the time, Alberta Transportation Minister Ric McIver informed Postmedia that twinning Freeway 9 wasn’t on the federal government’s precedence listing however that the province would look into the venture.
Daniel Zacharias Wollmann, 22, of Mitchell, Man., is charged with three counts of harmful operation inflicting loss of life and 14 counts of harmful operation inflicting bodily hurt within the Aug. 20 pileup.
Wollmann will subsequent seem in courtroom in Hanna on April 22.
— With information from Stephanie Babych and The Canadian Press