June 21, 2010
Motor Vehicle Accident
RCMP Stony Plain Detachment
On June 21, 2010, at 12:35 am, Cst. Chelsey Robinson, aged 25, of the RCMP Stony Plain Detachment was responding to reports of an impaired driver going against the flow of traffic on Highway 16. While looking for the impaired driver her marked RCMP patrol car collided with a semi-tractor trailer at Highway 16 and Range Road 15, near Stony Plain.
Cst. Robinson was seriously injured in the collision and taken to hospital in Edmonton where she later died. The single occupant of the semi-truck sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to hospital.
Cst. Robinson had been on the job for seven months. Stony Plain was her first post with the RCMP, though she spent a year-and-a-half with the forensic identification unit before joining the regular force.
Our condolences go out to her family, friends, and colleagues.