Winter conditions contribute to fatal collision
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.