West Kelowna man, 19, killed in northern Alberta crash


West Kelowna teen Jeremy MacPherson died Thursday after the truck he was driving allegedly crossed the centre line on Highway 63 in Alberta and smashed into oncoming traffic.

At approximately 6:15 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1 the Wood Buffalo RCMP were called to the two vehicle head-on collision 58 km north of Fort McMurray.

In a press release, Mounties say that a northbound GMC Yukon with three occupants driven by MacPherson, 19, crossed the center line and collided head-on with a southbound Mercury Marquis being driven by a lone occupant.

The driver of the Mercury Marquis, a 54-year-old man from Opal, Alberta, died immediately as a result of the collision.

MacPherson was transported to the Northern Lights Regional Hospital with life threatening injuries from which he later died.

The two passengers in the GMC Yukon sustained minor injuries.

As of Friday morning, RCMP were unable to determine why the GMC Yukon crossed the center line. Alcohol and drugs are not suspected to be contributing factors as RCMP continue to investigate.


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