Clearview bus driver dies in crash near Big Valley

A 71-year-old man from Big Valley died on the scene of a single-vehicle crash last Saturday afternoon just west of the village.

A 71-year-old man from Big Valley died on the scene of a single-vehicle crash last Saturday afternoon just west of the village.

“It is unknown what caused the Jeep to leave the road, however, it was determined that the driver had not been wearing his seatbelt,” said Stettler RCMP Cpl. Cam Russell.

Russ Evans was a bus driver with the Clearview School Division in the Big Valley area, said Maryann Wingie, the transportation supervisor.

“Clearview is shocked and saddened by his sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”

The victim was ejected from a 2004 Jeep Cherokee on Highway 590 west of Big Valley after the vehicle rolled into the south ditch while travelling eastbound at about 3 p.m., police reported.

Evans was pronounced dead on the scene by emergency medical services before the air ambulance arrived from Shock Trauma Air Rescue (STARS).

Big Valley Fire Department and Drumheller EMS assisted.

Teen hit on highway

A 17-year-old male received minor injuries after he was hit by a vehicle on Highway 12 near Fas Gas in Stettler on Saturday night at about 9:30.

“A female driver was leaving Fas Gas and headed east when she struck the victim,” said Const. Clayton Delowsky.

Speed, alcohol and drugs were not factors in the incident, he said.

“We have to clarify a couple of things —whether the male was in the crosswalk and whether the driver signalled.”

Police continue to investigate.

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