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Crash south of Lethbridge Saturday claims two lives

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A couple from Taber has died after a crash Saturday evening (July 27) south of Lethbridge.

Coaldale RCMP say a semi-truck collided with an SUV along Highway 4 at the intersection of Range Road 205 around 7:30 pm.

The semi was hauling agricultural equipment and heading southbound when it slammed into the driver’s side of the SUV, which police say was crossing in the middle of the highway at the time.

Mounties caution there is a stop sign at that intersection.

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The impact on the SUV was severe with a couple in their 80’s being killed. The driver and passenger of the semi were not injured.

That portion of Highway 4 was closed for about six hours as police investigated.

Coaldale RCMP say the names of the two people killed will not be released and no charges will be laid.

 

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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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