Man sent to hospital after single-vehicle collision on Highway 2
A 38-year-old man from Red Deer was airlifted to a Calgary hospital after sustaining critical injuries in a single-vehicle collision on Highway 2 near the Acme Road overpass, Aug. 25.
The collision occurred around 6 a.m. when the man, who was driving a semi-truck hauling a tanker of milk, drove off the road and collided with the cable-barrier.
Both the semi-tractor unit and tanker were severely damaged in the collision, resulting in a large amount of milk leaking onto the highway.
The southbound lanes of Highway 2 were restricted to single-lane traffic, fully opening at about 10:30 a.m.
Road and weather conditions at the time of the collision were favourable, according to RCMP.
“The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but speed and alcohol have been ruled out as possible factors at this time,” said Sheriff Jason Graw, with the Airdrie Integrated Traffic Unit. “The investigating officer would like to hear from any other motorists who may have seen the collision occur.”
Police are looking for a man suspected of robbing Airdrie’s Sobey’s Liquor store, located on Eighth Street., at knife point on Aug. 24.
Airdrie RCMP were called to the store at around 10:50 p.m. Witnesses said a man entered the store, produced a knife and demanded money from an employee. He then fled the store on foot.
No one was hurt during the robbery.
The man is described as six-feet tall, weighing about 150 to 165 pounds with medium-toned skin. He was wearing a large rimmed baseball cap, dark hoodie, neck warmer/mask, dark pants and dark shoes with white soles.
Airdrie RCMP General Investigations Section is conducting an ongoing investigation into the identity of the suspect. A police dog also attended the scene.
Cooper’s grow op
A hydroponic marijuana grow op, with an estimated street value of more than $60,000, was seized from a residence on Cooper’s Drive, Aug. 8.
Airdrie RCMP’s Crime Reduction Unit, assisted by the General Investigation Section and General Duty members, executed a search warrant at the residence.
The home owner, Marc Chicoine, 60, was charged with production of a controlled substance.
Police are warning that grow operations pose a significant safety risk to the neighbourhoods they are in and are urging Airdrie residents to report all suspicious activity and residences.
Those wanting to remain anonymous can call the Airdrie Drug Tip line at 403-945-7222.
If you have information on any unsolved crime, call Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7200 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.crimestoppers.ab.ca Crime Stoppers will pay cash for information leading to the identity of the persons responsible for this crime. Crime Stoppers does not ask for your name and does not subscribe to call display.