Two boys, ages 9 and 11, killed af­ter trac­tor pulling trailer rolls on Al­berta road

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TABER, ALTA.—Two chil­dren have died while rid­ing on a flatbed trailer be­ing pulled by a trac­tor that rolled in south­ern Al­berta.

RCMP say the crash hap­pened Sun­day night west of Taber as a group of seven youths were on their way to go swim­ming at the Chin Reservoir recre­ation area.

Const. Corinne Oliver says an adult who was driv­ing the trac­tor lost con­trol of the ma­chine as it went down a steep hill on a ru­ral road.

The trailer car­ry­ing the youths then flipped on top of some of them.

Two boys, aged 9 and 11, died at the scene.

Two other chil­dren were taken to Taber hos­pi­tal with mi­nor in­juries and an­other per­son was air­lifted to Cal­gary’s Foothills Hos­pi­tal in se­ri­ous con­di­tion.

Oliver wasn’t sure if the per­son taken to Cal­gary hos­pi­tal was a youth or the adult driv­ing the trac­tor.

She said two chil­dren in­volved in the crash man­aged to run to a nearby home to get help.

“From where it is, from what I un­der­stand, there wouldn’t have been any cell ser­vice,” Oliver said.

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