UPDATE #2: Highway 40 has reopened.
UPDATE: One person has died following a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 40 at Gold Creek on Tuesday. The Grande Prairie RCMP says a preliminary investigation has revealed that a tanker-truck travelling southbound on Highway 40 collided with a grader-truck travelling in the same direction. A pickup truck was travelling northbound and subsequently collided with the tanker-truck.
Authorities say the 42-year-old driver of the pickup truck was pronounced deceased at the scene. The tanker-truck driver was transported via STARS Air Ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries. No other injuries were reported.
The Grande Prairie RCMP is on scene after a collision involving three vehicles on Highway 40 south of Grande Prairie.
Police say the crash occurred on Highway 40 at Gold Creek and involved a pickup truck, grader truck, and tanker truck. The incident is partially blocking the road and mounties are advising drivers travelling in the area to expect delays for an extended period of time as they continue to investigate.
STARS Air Ambulance was dispatched shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday. No other details have been released.