MORLEY – A man was killed in a single-vehicle collision on Highway 1 Friday morning after his vehicle rolled over and entered the nearby field, Cochrane RCMP said.
Police responded to a vehicle in the field just off Highway 1 at about 10 a.m. They said they located the adult man, whose name wasn’t released, and believed he had been ejected from the vehicle after it rolled over.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, Cochrane RCMP said.
Cochrane RCMP Cpl. Troy Savinkoff told the Cochrane Eagle a local resident discovered the vehicle in one of his fields and called the police.
“We received a call from a local resident that had come across a vehicle in one of his fields adjacent to Highway 1. Our officers attended and located a vehicle that had clearly been in a roll-over collision and had driven off Highway 1. Unfortunately, there was a deceased male outside of the vehicle,” he said.
Police said the collision was on Highway 1 between Morley and Ozada roads. It disrupted traffic in the west lanes for about an hour as drivers were asked to use Highway 1A. Traffic in the east lane was also disrupted, which saw drivers use Highway 1X as an alternate route.
The investigation is continuing and the RCMP collision reconstructionist team is on the scene helping along with other emergency services.
- With files from Tyler Klinkhammer, Cochrane Eagle