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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
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Serious injuries after crash on Hwy 3 west of Lethbridge

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Three people were sent to hospital after a crash Saturday afternoon (Sept. 12) between Lethbridge and Fort Macleod.

RCMP were called to reports of a car travelling eastbound in the westbound lanes of Highway 3. Police immediately responded, however while en route additional calls were received that the eastbound vehicle had hit a SUV causing a head-on collision, west of the Monarch turnoff.

The driver of the car and lone occupant, was airlifted by STARS to a Calgary hospital with serious injuries.

The two people in the SUV were taken by ground ambulance to a Calgary hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

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Traffic was rerouted for several hours.

A collision analyst also attended the scene to conduct a scene examination.

The collisions remains under investigation.

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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 New 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.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

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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