Two dead in three-vehicle collision south of Eckville

A three-vehicle collision on Hwy 766 south of Eckville resulted in the deaths of two people last Friday.

A three-vehicle collision on Hwy 766 south of Eckville resulted in the deaths of two people last Friday.

Sylvan Lake RCMP were called to a multi-vehicle collision at 5:25 p.m., and arrived to find three vehicles involved.

A Chevrolet pickup truck heading south crossed the centre line and collided head-on with a Nissan Armada SUV heading north. A northbound Ford van collided with the Chevrolet following the first collision.

Upon their arrival, emergency services found two people dead: a 30-year-old woman from the Condor area, and a 46-year-old Benalto man.

The man had been driving the truck, while the woman had been driving the SUV. A passenger in the SUV — a 56-year-old Rocky Mountain House woman — was removed from the vehicle and taken to hospital in Red Deer with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say the male driver of the truck wasn’t wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision, and was ejected from his vehicle.

The female SUV driver was wearing a seatbelt, but died from fatal injuries suffered in the incident.

None of the Ford van’s occupants were injured.

The incident occurred two kilometres south of Eckville on the Medicine River crossing bridge deck near Township Road 39-2.

A traffic collision re-constructionist was on scene following the collision, which resulted in the road being closed for more than four hours.

Police say roads and weather were not to blame for the collision. Alcohol, they believe, may have been a factor.

Names of the deceased and injured aren’t being released.

 

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