BANFF – Banff RCMP say the driver of a transport truck carrying a load of hydroelectric poles is dead after a single-vehicle collision on the Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park.
In a press release, RCMP said the incident occurred on Tuesday (Sept. 10) around 6:45 a.m. when the truck left the roadway while travelling eastbound near Redearth Creek, west of the Banff townsite.
"Preliminary investigation has determined that the truck travelled from the paved surface onto the grass median strip before flipping onto its roof," a Banff RCMP press release said.
RCMP staff sergeant Michael Buxton-Carr said there is no indication yet as to what exactly occurred.
"Everything remains under investigation at this point," said Buxton-Carr. "We don't know yet whether fatigue or medical event or anything else could have been at play but hopefully we'll be able to determine that along with the medical examiner."
The driver was 29 years old, but RCMP did not release additional information about his identity. No other vehicles were involved in the collision.
RCMP are investigating the incident and ask that anyone with information call the Banff Detachment at 403-763-6600.