Fatal crash at the Shellbrook overpass

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
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One man is dead following a single vehicle collision with the Shellbrook overpass on Highway 2 north of Prince Albert on Wednesday morning.

The northern lane of the Shellbrook overpass is seen cordoned off mid-afternoon on Wednesday as a result of a fatal motor vehicle collision with one of its pillars at about 3 a.m. 

One man is dead following a single vehicle collision with the Shellbrook overpass on Highway 2 north of Prince Albert on Wednesday morning.

At about 3 a.m., the man’s southbound pickup truck struck a cement pillar of the Shellbrook overpass, city police state in a release.

The vehicle was fully engulfed in flames by the time emergency personnel arrived. One man was pronounced dead at the scene, with no other occupants in the vehicle at the time of the incident.

Traffic crews redirected traffic around the scene throughout the morning. The Shellbrook overpass was also closed to all traffic until structural engineers deemed the overpass safe to cross.

As of mid-afternoon, some detour signs were still up, but any disruption to traffic had been resolved.

Police suspect alcohol to be a factor in this incident, and the investigation is pending post mortem exam and toxicology reports.

 

Organizations: Prince Albert

Geographic location: Shellbrook

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  • nathan back
    December 26, 2012 - 18:40

    this was my cousin even though bad desicions were made it is still a loss to our family

    • Lori Grant
      December 27, 2012 - 21:38

      I have known him as a child ...my heart goes out to his parents and children... RIP