Win­ter con­di­tions con­trib­ute to fa­tal col­li­sion

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Patrick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail mailphoto by O.R. Sheddy

A 68-year-old Saskatchewan man is dead fol­low­ing a head-on col­li­sion on High­way 9 South, Fri­day af­ter­noon, October 7.

Emer­gency ser­vices at­tended a two-ve­hi­cle col­li­sion on High­way 9, two kilo­me­tres west of Sharples Road.

The col­li­sion oc­curred at about 2 p.m. RCMP, AHS am­bu­lance and the Car­bon and Lin­den Fire de­part­ments were on scene. Cor­po­ral Kevin Charles of the Drumheller RCMP told The

Mail it was a head on col­li­sion likely caused by win­ter road con­di­tions. Driv­ing lanes were snow cov­ered with wet and icy con­di­tions. Pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­di­cates that an east­bound van may have lost con­trol when it en­tered into the west­bound driv­ing lane and col­lided with a car.

The 68-year-old driver of the car was pro­nounced dead at the scene, and a 65-year-old fe­male pas­sen­ger was trans­ported to a Cal­gary hospi­tal with in­juries. She has since been re­leased.

The 31-year-old fe­male driver of the van was taken to the Drumheller Health Cen­tre with mi­nor in­juries.

The col­li­sion is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion, po­lice are not re­leas­ing any names.

Emer­gency ser­vices re­sponded to a fa­tal col­li­sion Fri­day af­ter­noon near the Sharples Road on High­way 9. Snowy con­di­tions are re­ported to have con­trib­uted to the head on col­li­sion.

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