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RCMP: 20 year old woman killed in Highway 3 rollover crash

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One person is dead following a single vehicle crash west of Lethbridge.

Coaldale RCMP were called out Thursday afternoon (Oct. 1) after a car rolled over along Highway 3 east of the Oldman River Bridge.

Mounties say a BMW was heading westbound when the driver lost control, hit the ditch, and rolled several times.

There were three people inside the car. A 20 year old woman was ejected and died at the scene. The other two were taken to hospital in Lethbridge with minor injuries.

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RCMP say the person who died was not from the Lethbridge or Coaldale areas.

Her name is not being released.

One westbound lane was closed for about five hours Thursday as police investigated the crash.

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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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