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Lethbridge Police investigating after semi hits overpass

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UPDATE: Police say multiple witnesses have come forward and they have located the semi truck and driver. The investigation is ongoing.

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Lethbridge Police are seeking witnesses in connection with a collision where a semi truck struck an overpass and then took off.

On Tuesday this week (July 21), between 7:00 and 8:00 pm, a semi truck carrying an oversized load collided with the overpass in the north bound lanes of Mayor Magrath Drive and Highway 3.

The collision caused significant damage to both the overpass and the load being carried.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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