Monday, November 15, 2021
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UPDATE: Fatal collision on Highway 519 east of Granum

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FORT MACLEOD, AB – There’s been a fatal crash along Highway 519.

Fort Macleod RCMP and emergency crews were called out around 11:15 pm Friday to a collision east of Granum on Highway 519.

Mounties say an eastbound car and westbound semi collided.

The male driver of the car died at the scene. The male driver of the semi suffered minor injuries and was taken to Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge.

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Highway 519 was re-routed between Highway 23 and Range Road 240 for several hours but it has since reopened.

RCMP don’t expect to release any further updates.

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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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