Boy, 6, dies af­ter pickup hits snow­plow

Times Colonist - - Canada -

ED­SON, Alta. — A six-year-old boy is dead af­ter po­lice say the pickup truck he was in col­lided with a snow­plow be­tween Ed­mon­ton and Jasper Na­tional Park.

RCMP say the truck was headed east on High­way 16 near Ed­son on Fri­day af­ter­noon when it hit the plow, which was stopped on a high­way shoulder.

The child, who was from the Ed­son area, was pro­nounced dead at the scene.

The boy’s fa­ther, who was driv­ing the truck, was taken to hos­pi­tal with mi­nor in­juries. The driver of the plow wasn’t hurt. Po­lice say they’re still in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

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