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Driver Killed in Collision on Highway 97 Identified

February 16, 2024: Semi-Driver Killed in Head-on Collision Highway 97 Identified.

Skilled Truckers Canada has identified, with permission, the driver who lost his life on Highway 97 between Monte Lake and Monte Creek.


The incident happened on February 12th, shortly before 6 PM. The stretch of Highway 97 was closed for almost 12 hours.



Mike Beernearts on the Skilled Drivers Canada website
Mike Beernearts Courtesy Skilled Drivers Canada

The driver is identified as Mike Beernearts on the Skilled Drivers Canada website. The publishers posted a heartfelt message that read in part,


"This man always had a smile... He was always there, ready to step up to help someone, offer advice, and he genuinely cared not only for his career but for everyone he met along the way... He was one hell of a driver. He knew his way around a truck and knew our highways. A good many miles we shared on the highway. A true veteran of the art. Old school as they come."







You can find the Skilled Truckers Canada Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057561544730


Search the Skilled Truckers Canada Facebook page for Mike Beernearts


Video of Beernearts vehicle the next morning.


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