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Fatal collision a result of distracted driving

Fatal collision a result of distracted driving
Kiernan Hopkins
  • On October 22, 2012

A fatal collision caused by distracted driving killed a 40-year-old woman near Sherwood Park early Monday morning.  The accident occurred at the intersection of Baseline Road and Highway 216.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police stated that the woman had exited from the highway and was in the process of turning onto Baseline Road westbound when she unsuccessfully stopped at the stop sign and as a result was hit by a large tractor-trailer traveling east.

The Traffic investigators at the scene of the accident report that the woman had been talking on her cellphone during the accident.  The Victim, Leslie Wolf, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.  The driver of the tractor-trailer did not suffer any injuries.

Baseline Road, where the accident occurred, was closed in both directions for more than an hour while the RCMP investigated the accident.  RCMP report that speed and alcohol are not suspected to be factors in the accident.

Another tragic accident caused by distracted driving that could have easily been avoided.  

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