On Jan. 22, at 9:46 p.m., Nanton RCMP, Fire and EMS responded to a single vehicle collision on Hwy. 533 east of Range Road 265.
The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle, a 52 year old male from Three Hills, Alta., was found deceased. The initial investigation indicated the driver was travelling east bound in his Chevrolet Silverado when he went onto the south shoulder, over corrected, entered the north ditch and rolled. The RCMP collision analyst attended the scene.
In the midst of this tragedy, a moment of benevolence arose. After emergency crews left the area, the RCMP were advised that the deceased had a passenger with him, his golden retriever “JD”. After a quick investigation, it was determined the dog was uninjured and ran back toward Nanton. He was found by some members of the public who took him in and began searching for his family. Through the power of social media, the members of the public and the RCMP were able to connect, and JD was reunited with his family.