Driver inexperience suspected in fatal highway crash

Police say driver inexperience may have played a role in a two-vehicle crash that killed three people on Highway 11

Police say driver inexperience may have played a role in a two-vehicle crash that killed three people on Highway 11 west of Sylvan Lake on Saturday.

The afternoon crash occurred at Range Road 4-2 near Hespero Cemetery, when a Ford Mustang with three males and one female inside collided with a five-ton moving truck.

The westbound Mustang overcorrected after entering the ditch, and crossed the centre line backwards before hitting the eastbound moving truck.

Two of the Mustang’s male passengers and the female passenger were pronounced dead on scene. The other male, who was driving at the time, was airlifted by STARS Air Ambulance to the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, where he remains in critical condition.

Neither the driver nor the passenger of the truck were injured.

The scene was examined by an RCMP collision analyst, and witness statements were collected by RCMP.

Police say there was no indication that alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash, but driver inexperience, they feel, may have been at fault.

The three deceased were Filipino foreign workers who, along with the driver, were heading to Rocky Mountain House following a language training session in Red Deer.

At press time, police were working with the deceased’s employers to provide next of kin notification to family overseas. Names were not being released.

 

Just Posted

Military Vehicle Display and Swap Meet will bring over 40 military vehicle displays

People from across Alberta will head to Red Deer for 2nd annual event

Beach Buddy Program brings reading lakeside

Beach Buddy Program is run through the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library during the summer months

Sylvan Lake swimmer heading to Pan Pacific Championships

Elizabeth Moore will be competing at the games in Fiji Aug. 23-26.

Eckville Elementary teacher advocates positive mental health for young children

Jaleesa Grzech has written a series of books to help children deal with anxiety and stress

Harvest safety reminders from Lacombe County

Lacombe County reminds producers, residents and visitors to be safe during fall harvest operations.

‘Hard on water:’ Smoke not the only long-range effect of wildfires

The project began more than 10 years ago after southern Alberta’s 2003 Lost Creek fire

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to march in Montreal’s Pride parade

Trudeau will end the day in his home riding of Papineau

WATCH: Pioneer Days runs all weekend at Sunnybrook Farm

Red Deerians brave the smoke to celebrate Sunybrook’s biggest event

Ride to Reynolds Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin

Smoky but awesome event celebrates everything ‘motorcycles;’ open Sat. Aug. 18 to 4 p.m.

Canadians believe in immigration but concerned about asylum seekers: study

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada paid for study to understand Canadian attitudes

These are the highest-paid actresses of 2018

In its list released this week Forbes said all 10 earned a total of $186 million before tax

Ponoka’s Ronnie Racing wins Hot August Night

About 15,000 people filled the Castrol Raceway stands at the motorsports complex

Vintage vehicle subject of RCMP search

Two Hills RCMP seek to identify owner of recovered 1940’s vehicle

Most Read