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Man dies after pick-up hits semi truck in MD of Taber

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MD OF TABER, AB – One person has been killed in a crash between a pick-up truck and semi southeast of Taber.

It happened just before 7:00 am Monday (Nov. 1) at Township Road 100 and Range Road 145.

RCMP say the truck was heading westbound when it went through the intersection, colliding with the side of a northbound semi.

The man driving the semi died on scene. Police say he was from the MD of Taber, however no name has been released.

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The driver of the pick-up truck, from the County of Forty Mile, was taken to hospital by EMS in critical but stable condition.

The crash remains under investigation and RCMP say all possible factors are being looked at.

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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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