On August 29, just before 3:30 p.m., the Golden-Field RCMP was advised of a collision between a motorhome and tractor trailer on Highway 1 near Hoodoo Creek, east of Golden.
“We are still investigating the cause of the collision however initial reports indicate that the motorhome crossed the centreline, colliding with the tractor trailer,” says Cst. Spencer Lainchbury with the Golden-Field RCMP.
The driver and single occupant of the motorhome, a 31 year old male from Calgary, was airlifted to hospital in Calgary by STARS Air Ambulance, but died on route. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.
Traffic was reduced to single lane alternating for several hours, which resulted in extensive delays to both east and westbound traffic.