Olds resident dead after truck pulling horse trailer plows into stopped tow truck

BASSANO – One person is dead and another was airlifted to a Calgary hospital after a truck pulling a horse trailer slammed into a stationary tow truck.

At about 2:40 p.m. on Nov. 6 a collision occurred involving a truck and tow truck.

Police say their preliminary investigation revealed the truck carrying a horse trailer was heading westbound on Hwy 1 when it collided with a stationary tow truck that was assisting on a separate call.

The tow truck had emergency lights activated and was on the side of the Highway.

The 83-year-old driver of the truck from Olds was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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A woman who was a passenger was airlifted via HALO to a Calgary hospital with serious life-threatening injuries.

The operators of the tow truck were not injured.

Brooks RCMP continue to investigate the collision. Policesay no charges will be laid and the name of the deceased won’t be released.

Road conditions were icy at the time of the collision.

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