Looking at fatal collisions
AMANDA RICHARDSON/QMI AGENCY
A simple message to a friend is scribed on the backside of a Highway 63 roadside memorial for a man who was claimed by the road in 2008, approximately 30 km north of Fort McMurray.
n April 27 — Seven people are killed in a head-on collision south of Fort McMurray. Dead are Shannon, Trena and Benjamin Wheaton, along with Courtney Penney, John Schroeder, Faith Kondusky-Sennet and Dan Sennet
n Dec. 13 — Crash near Mariana Lake kills two people n April 23 — Man killed in head-on crash 30 km south of Mariana Lake n Feb. 18 — One man killed in head-on collision n Jan. 18 — The operator of a crane dies when the machine topples off the highway in Fort McMurray n Jan. 10 — A 50-year-old man and woman, 47, are killed 90 km south of Fort McMurray
n Dec. 31 — One man dies near Mariana Lake in a fourvehicle collision n Dec. 14 — A 65-year-old Calgary man is killed south of Fort McMurray in head-on crash n Nov. 13 — Head-on collision between Wandering River and Mariana Lake kills a 42-year-old man n Feb. 3 — The collision of a cube van and a truck-hauling north of Fort McMurray leaves one man dead
n Oct. 15 — Man killed 40 km north of Fort McMurray n Sept. 28 — Man killed in collision south of Fort McMurray n Sept. 28 — Dennis James Jahraus, 52, of Fort McMurray dies south of Mariana Lake in a head-on crash with a semi n Aug. 4 — A rollover outside Atmore kills a 50-year-old Edmonton woman
n May 12 — A collision north of Mariana Lake kills Scott Clifford Pretty, 48, of Stony Plain n April 9 — A three-vehicle crash kills one person between Atmore and Grassland, which is 150 km northeast of Edmonton n Jan. 28 — One person killed 20 km north of Boyle, which is 160 km north of Edmonton, when their car hit from behind by tractor trailer n Jan. 28 — Two men and a woman die in collision near Thorhild, about 85 km north of Edmonton n Jan. 28 — A man and woman die while fleeing police near Hwy. 881 n Jan. 13 — Icy conditions lead to man’s death 30 km north of Mariana Lake
n Dec. 31 — A collision with a semi-trailer near Boyle kills one person n Dec. 7— Renato Huelgas, 47, Ralph Adriano, 49, April Buenaflor, 23, and Yvette
Nones, 28, of Fort McMurray are killed when their southound SUV is T-boned by a northbound semi about 50 km north of Wandering River, which is 75 km north of Lac La Biche n Nov. 23 — A rollover near Mariana Lake kills a 70-yearold man n Oct. 27 — Shikta Talati, 23, of Edmonton is killed 10 km north of Mariana Lake in a head-on crash n Oct. 18 — A 38-year-old Quebec is man killed when his vehicle is T-boned north of Fort McMurray n Aug. 24 — Robert Marion of Kentucky dies after his pickup collides with a dump truck 1 km north of Confederation Way, near Fort McMurray n July 7 — Bus driver Randy Wilkin of Elmira, Ont., dies after being ejected in a collision with a flatbed truck north of Fort McMurray n June 19 — A head-on collision 48 km north of Wandering River leaves a 31year-old Edmonton man dead
n May 18 — Man dies after his vehicle hits a utility poll near Hwy. 881 n May 19 — A motorist dies in a rollover near the Fort McKay turnoff n May 4 — A head-on collision north of Fort McMurray kills William Myers, 48, of Valleyview n April 18 — Calgarian John Kinnon McDonald, 23, dies in head-on crash north of Fort McMurray n March 28 — A six-car pile-up between Boyle and Grassland kills a man and a woman n March 20 — The driver of a semi-trailer truck is killed when his rig clips another vehicle north of Fort McMurray n Feb. 8 — Newfoundlander Jason Mark Aye, 32, and Patrick LeClerc, 24, of Kirkland Lake, Ont., die in a head-on crash between two pickup trucks north of Fort McMurray.
n Dec. 27 — A cab driver dies in a head-on crash south of Fort McMurray n Dec. 19 — Head-on crash 10 km north of Wandering River kills one man n Dec. 12 — Bus driver Harvey Treichel of Edmonton is killed after a collision south of Fort McMurray n Dec. 3 — A three-vehicle collision near Boyle takes the life of a 47-year-old Wandering River woman n Nov. 30 — Wade Langdon, 38, of Botwood, N.L., and James Allan Davis, 47, of St. Alban’s, N.L., are killed near Mariana Lake in a threevehicle crash n Nov. 30 — Kevin Mehaney, 49, of Wandering River dies in a head-on accident 50 km south of Fort McMurray n Nov. 9 — A collision with a tanker truck kills one man 200 km south of Fort McMurray n Nov. 6 — Rollover accident kills one man near Hwy. 28 n Oct. 30 — A man is killed in a collision between Wandering River and