SUV headed wrong way on Highway 2 hits semi near Airdrie

An SUV heading in the wrong direction on the southbound lanes of Highway 2 near Airdrie, Alta., collided with a semi-trailer early Wednesday morning, RCMP say.

The collision took place near the Yankee Valley Boulevard exit at about 2:45 a.m. and caused the struck semi to collide with another semi-truck.

The driver of the SUV, a man in his early 20s, was able to get out of his vehicle before emergency crews arrived, said EMS spokesperson Stuart Brideaux. 

He was taken to Foothills hospital in stable condition with minor injuries.

The semi truck drivers were not injured, Brideaux said. 

RCMP said it's not clear why the SUV was heading the wrong way. 

Traffic was rerouted away from the southbound lanes of Highway 2 while police investigated. All lanes have since reopened. 

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