Semi-truck collision sends 2 to hospital, causes traffic chaos on Calgarys Stoney Trail – Global News

Semi-truck collision sends 2 to hospital, causes traffic chaos on Calgarys Stoney Trail - Global News
Son killed mother, then himself near Stoney Trail and Nose Hill Drive, police say
Two semi-truck drivers were taken to hospital on Monday after two trucks collided on Calgary’s Stoney Trail, according to first responders.

According to Calgary fire battalion chief Alistair Robin, the two trucks collided in the southbound lane. Calgary police were called to the scene on the eastbound 16 Avenue ramp at around noon.

Nukkala lived in a nursing home in Calgary but frequently went back to Florida.  She owned homes in Calgary and Lantana Florida and over the past 10 years frequently travelled to Florida to be with her daughters and her friends.  She fell ill during a visit to Calgary in the fall of 2018 and was placed in a nursing home.

Deceased in Stoney Trail murder-suicide identified as mother and son

One of the trucks was carrying lumber, police said, and it wasn’t known what the other was hauling.

Cleanup crews seen at the site of a semi truck collision on Calgary’s Stoney Trail on Monday, June 3.

On Monday afternoon, Calgary Police Service officials confirmed the investigation was considered a murder-suicide and that the man had killed his mother before taking his own life. The matter is considered to be of a domestic nature.

When the trucks collided, about 200 litres of diesel spilled from one of the fuel tanks, the Calgary Fire Department said.

The family friend said Nukkalas daughters were trying to get their mother down to the United States permanently saying they loved her dearly and missed her and wished they couldve done more to get her down here.

The CFD hazmat team was at the scene to help with the cleanup and officials from Alberta Environment were also called to do excavation and testing of the ground where the spill happened.

The friend said Nukkala and her son were in the vehicle on Friday morning. Emergency crews found Nukkala deceased in the vehicle and her son was found dead near the bottom of the bridge on Stoney Trail.

Alberta EMS said a woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries and the other driver, a man, was taken in serious, non-life-threatening condition.

Because of the crash and ensuing cleanup, Calgary police closed the exit ramp along with at least one lane traffic on the busy highway.

Liisa Nukkala is seen in the middle of this photo. Her daughter Linda, is on the top left, and her daughter Lisa, is on the right. (Supplied)

We are currently on scene of a collision on southbound Stoney Trail x 16 Ave NE. The exit ramp is currently closed while crews clean up. Please find alternate routes. #yyctraffic #yyc

The family friend, who wishes to remain anonymous, said the deceased are 77-year-old Liisa Nukkala and her 56-year-old son.  

Global1 helicopter footage taken at about 2 p.m. Monday showed traffic lined up along all lanes of Stoney Trail from 16 Avenue ramp to the McKnight Boulevard exit.

A family friend confirms the two people who died near a bridge on Stoney Trail last week were a mother and son from Calgary.

Police say two bodies that were found near Nose Hill Drive and Stoney Trail in northwest Calgary on Friday were a murder-suicide.

At 9 a.m., police were called to the scene where they found a woman in her 70s dead within a vehicle and the body of a man in his 50s on the riverbank below a bridge.

Nukkalas daughters also say their mother was a very caring person who had a lot of friends.

The Calgary Police Service said in an emailed release Monday afternoon that investigators believe the man killed his mother before killing himself. 

The homicide is the 12th in Calgary this year, six of which have been domestic in nature, police said.

"Calgarians experiencing abuse or violence in an intimate or family relationship are always encouraged to reach out for help as these harmful behaviours often become worse over time," the release said.

Police said people in need of support can call 211, or the Connect Family and Sexual Abuse Network at 403-234-7233 for domestic abuse or 1-877-237-5888.

Or victims can contact police on the non-emergency line at 403-266-1234, or at 911 if they are in immediate danger. 

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