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Fog believed to be factor in chain-reaction crash on highway
Julia Parrish, CTV Edmonton
Published Wednesday, November 28, 2012 4:25PM MST
Last Updated Wednesday, November 28, 2012 4:57PM MST
RCMP northeast of Edmonton believe heavy fog played a significant factor in a massive crash, that eventually involved several vehicles, including an emergency vehicle.
Smoky Lake RCMP, along with fire departments from Smoky Lake, Vilna and Waskatenau, and paramedics, were originally called to a crash involving seven vehicles on Highway 28 about 10 kilometres east of Smoky Lake late Tuesday afternoon.
Police said visibility in the area was still drastically reduced – and as emergency crews were on the scene, four more vehicles became involved in the crash.
In total, eleven vehicles – including a rescue vehicle – were involved.
Most of the people involved in the collisions were not hurt; however, a number of people were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
Investigators are still working to determine the exact cause of the crash – but fog in the area reduced visibility to less than two metres, and that is believed to be a factor in the crash.
The highway was closed for several hours while crews cleaned up the collision.