Whoop Up Drive collision claims life of driver

A 72-year-old Lethbridge man, who was critically injured in a collision on Whoop Up Drive Friday afternoon, has died from his injuries.

The name of the victim is not being released at this time in order to give his immediate family the opportunity to notify other relatives.

On Nov. 13, 2015 just after 3:30 p.m. police and paramedics responded to a report of a collision in the westbound lanes of Whoop Up Drive near the University Drive exit. Investigation determined a Pontiac Montana collided with the back of a wheeled loader that was in the process of removing snow from the roadway. The 72-year-old male driver of the mini-van sustained life-threatening injuries and after being extricated from his vehicle he was transported to Chinook Regional Hospital where he died from his injuries late Friday night. The driver of the loader was not injured.

Speed and alcohol are not considered factors in this collision, however environmental conditions, including sun glare, are believed to have contributed to the crash.

Members of the Traffic Response Unit continue to investigate.