Smoke causes Crash


Linden and Carbon emergency vehicles were dispatched to a three-vehicle collision east of Acme at 9:10 am on Monday, May 31.
Kneehill Ambulance transported one victim to Three Hills Health Centre, with what initially appeared to be minor injuries. His injuries would be further assessed at the hospital. The other two drivers declined medical attention.
All three vehicles were westbound on Hwy. 575. About four miles west of Hwy. 21, the lead vehicle developed engine trouble that could have produced a lot of smoke and the truck came to a full stop in its lane. The driver's view in the next vehicle was apparently obstructed by the smoke and the first collision occurred followed by a third vehicle colliding.
All the vehicles were trucks. A 2007 Ford, navy colored off-road diesel, had extensive damage all along its full length on the driver's side. The driver's door had to be opened by Linden Rescue and the driver extricated. A 404 black colored Triton had some front end damage on its passenger side, while a blue/green GMC truck showed extensive front end, passenger side damage.
All three drivers were male, with no passengers riding along. Vehicle plates were all Alberta. Beiseker RCMP continue to investigate.