Five Al­berta high-school foot­ball play­ers hurt in crash

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RAY­MOND, ALTA. Five play­ers with a high-school foot­ball team are be­ing treated for in­juries in hos­pi­tals fol­low­ing a col­li­sion at a ru­ral high­way in­ter­sec­tion in south­east­ern Al­berta.

Ray­mond RCMP say a north­bound pickup truck with a trailer on High­way 5 crashed into a west­bound pickup that was en­ter­ing High­way 52 on Thurs­day at about 5:45 p.m.

Const. Mike Hibbs said five youths were in the west­bound truck. Three were taken to a Cal­gary hos­pi­tal — one with se­ri­ous life-threat­en­ing in­juries and two with se­ri­ous, but non-life-threat­en­ing in­juries.

Two other youths were sent to a Leth­bridge hos­pi­tal with non-life threat­en­ing in­juries.

“All five youth re­main in hos­pi­tal,” Hibbs said Fri­day.

“The RCMP Ray­mond de­tach­ment and an RCMP col­li­sion an­a­lyst at­tended the scene and the in­ves­ti­ga­tion is still on­go­ing.”

The driver of the other truck was not hurt. The South­ern Al­berta Mi­nor Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion said the crash in­volved five play­ers with the Ray­mond High School Comets.

“Please say some prayers for these young men,” the as­so­ci­a­tion said in a post on so­cial me­dia.

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