Teen killed in High­way 21 col­li­sion

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Sub­mit­ted The Drumheller Mail

On Fri­day, June 9 at 7:36 PM, Beiseker RCMP, Al­berta Sher­iffs, Car­bon Fire, Lin­den Fire De­part­ments and EMS were dis­patched to a col­li­sion on High­way 21, ap­prox- imately 2 kilo­me­tres north of the High­way 9 in­ter­sec­tion.

Ini­tial re­ports are that ex­treme weather, in­clud­ing heavy hail and rain was oc­cur­ring at the time of the col­li­sion be­tween a south­bound ve­hi­cle with 3 oc­cu­pants and a north­bound SUV with 1 oc­cu­pant.

Upon ar­rival, it was de­ter­mined that STARS air am­bu­lance was re­quired for one of the pa­tients and an al­terna-

tive land­ing zone was set up due to in­clement weather in the area of the col­li­sion.

Trag­i­cally, a 16-year-old fe­male pas­sen­ger was pro­nounced de­ceased on scene. A 67-year-old fe­male was trans­ported to the STARS land­ing zone and was then air­lifted to a Cal­gary area hos­pi­tal with crit­i­cal po­ten­tially life-threat­en­ing con­di­tion. A 43-year-old fe­male was trans­ported by ground am­bu­lance to a Cal­gary area hos­pi­tal in se­ri­ous non-life threat­en­ing con­di­tion.

The lone 58-year-old fe­male driver of the North­bound SUV was trans­ported to Three Hills hos­pi­tal in non-life threat­en­ing con­di­tion.

A Col­li­sion An­a­lyst was con­tacted and is cur­rently on scene in­ves­ti­gat­ing. Traf­fic on High­way 21 was rerouted for a short time and was cleared.

The name of the de­ceased will not be re­leased by RCMP. Beiseker RCMP would like to ex­press their con­do­lences to the fam­ily dur­ing this time.

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