Highway rollover sends RCMP officer to hospital

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Extremely icy highways conditions caused a RCMP cruiser to roll into a ditch Friday morning.

A St. Albert RCMP officer lost control of his marked police car and rolled into the ditch on Highway 44, just north of the intersection of Highway 37 around 8:50 a.m. on Jan. 9.

The officer was on his way to assist Morinville RCMP officers who were responding to a rollover collision with an ejected person on Highway 44.

The officer was transported to the Sturgeon Hospital for precautionary examination, but is believed to have minor injuries.

The cruiser did not hit any other vehicles. The officer was the sole occupant of the car. 

Morinville RCMP will be investigating.

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