RCMP investigating fatal collision in central Alberta
Published Saturday, November 22, 2014 11:26AM MST
RCMP said the driver of a pickup (left) and the driver of the SUV (right) were both killed following a multi-vehicle collision near Eckville, Alberta.
Two people have died following a three-vehicle collision in central Alberta.
Sylvan Lake RCMP responded to the incident on the bridge deck of the Medicine River crossing of Highway 766, two kilometres south of Eckville, around 5:30 p.m Friday.
Investigators said that a southbound Chevrolet pickup truck crossed the centre line and hit a northbound Nissan Armada SUV head-on.
A Ford Windstar heading northbound also hit the Chevrolet shortly after the initial collision.
The 46-year-old driver of the pickup was ejected from the truck and officials said they don’t believe he was wearing his seatbelt.
The driver of the Nissan SUV, a 30-year-old woman from Condor, Alberta, was the second victim.
A 56-year-old female passenger in the SUV was extracted from the vehicle and taken to Red Deer Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Officials have not released the names of the victims.
No one in the Ford was injured.
Police continue to investigate but said they believe alcohol may have played a role.