Latest Highway 63 death 2nd in single day
A man died in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 63 south of Fort McMurray on Monday night, the second fatality on the road in less than 12 hours.
Just after 10 p.m., police were called to a collision between a Ford F-150 pickup and Ford Escape SUV about 80 kilometres south of Fort McMurray.
The 30-year-old driver of the Escape died from his injuries. The other driver survived, thanks to motorists who pulled him out of his burning truck before police and emergency medical help arrived. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.
Earlier in the day, a man driving a Ford Taurus died on Highway 63 south of Mariana Lake when he collided with a semi-trailer around 12:20 p.m, RCMP said. The driver of the truck was not hurt.
On Tuesday, the man who died was identified by RCMP as Dennis James Jahraus, 52, of Fort McMurray.
The Taurus was travelling north on Highway 63 when it crossed over the double-solid line and a passing lane before it crashed into the semi-trailer, which was heading south, police said.
No charges will be laid in that crash, RCMP said.