One person is dead following a collision near Rolla

The RCMP says they collided just north of the village of Rolla in a cloud of snow created by a south bound semi trailer unit…and the female driver of a south bound Toyota was killed.

In addition, three child passengers were injured, and two of them had to be cut from the wreckage by fire crews.


One was then airlifted to Edmonton hospital in critical condition, but the police report says the other two suffered what are believed to have been non-lift threatening injuriesThat is also the condition report given on the driver of the second truck—a northbound Ford 350—who was airlifted to Fort St. John hospital.

There’s no indication that charges have or will be laid, and the RCMP release says the driver of the semi trailer truck is not suspected of any wrong doing.

Police also say it’s entirely possible this driver didn’t even realize the collision had occurred, but may have information which could assist police in their crash investigation.

That noted, they’re asking the person operating a semi-trailer unit, south bound on Rolla Road, at approximately 11.15 yesterday morning—and passing the aforementioned north bound F-350, dual rear wheel pick-up, five to ten kilometers north of Rolla—to contact the Dawson Creek RCMP detachment at 250-784-3700.