On July 8, 2022, at 5:33 p.m., multiple RCMP units and EMS responded to a report of a single vehicle collision on Highway 22, just south of Township Road 422A.
One person, a 27-year-old female from Edmonton was pronounced deceased at the scene. A second occupant of the vehicle, a 33 year old male from Lac La Biche was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
An RCMP collision analyst attended the scene, and the RCMP’s Criminal Collision Investigation Team is assisting with the investigation. The initial investigation indicates the vehicle was travelling southbound on Hwy. 22, when it crossed the northbound lane, entered the ditch, and travelled down a steep embankment where it rolled.
Several motorists stopped to provide assistance. The RCMP recognizes that incidents like this can be very traumatic for family and friends of those involved, and for the witnesses. Rimbey Victim Services is a not-for-profit organization that provides 24 hour crisis response, support, and referral services to victims of crime and tragedy. If anyone is struggling with the emotional aftermath of this incident, please contact the Rimby RCMP Detachment to be put in contact with Victim Services.
Rimbey RCMP continue to investigate this incident. Anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken with police are asked to call Rimby RCMP at 403-843-2224. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.