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One dead after weekend crash near Fort Macleod

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FORT MACLEOD, AB – One person is dead and another is in hospital following a single vehicle crash near Fort Macleod.

It happened at around 7:00 pm on Saturday (Mar. 27). Nanton RCMP received complaints of an erratic driver. Police tried to pull the vehicle over, but it took off at a high rate of speed towards Claresholm.

About 45 minutes later, Fort MacLeod RCMP found the vehicle in a ditch on Highway 810, south of Highway 3.

The vehicle had struck a power pole.

Both people inside the car had to be extracted from the vehicle by the Fort MacLeod Fire and EMS.

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The driver had serious injuries and was transported to Foothills Hospital in Calgary via STARS. The passenger though died at the scene.

The investigation continues. No names have been released.

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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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