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Aheer statement on Chestermere intersection fatality

EDMONTON, AB (June 10, 2015): Today, Chestermere – Rocky View MLA Leela Aheer released the following statement about the death of a young man at the Highway 1 and 791 intersection in Chestermere.


“I am utterly devastated that yet another serious collision has occurred at this deadly intersection, and I extend my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the young man who died so needlessly.  


“I have driven this intersection since 1986, and I have seen too many close calls, too many deaths.


“These devastating accidents can almost immediately be prevented through low-cost, temporary solutions until funding is found to build an interchange, and I will be writing Transportation Minister Brian Mason and asking him to explore the options available.


“I’m calling on the NDP to work with me and explore short-term solutions to securing the safety of this intersection for all Albertans.


“Wildrose has fought for the safety of this intersection for the past number of years, and I will pick up and keep up that fight in my new role as MLA.”