6 people died in two separate Alberta highway collisions this morning

Aug 7 2018, 9:11 pm

Car crashes took the lives of six people this morning on Alberta’s highways, as two head-on collisions occurred within six hours of each other.

The first collision happened at 3:10 am on Highway 22 just west of Priddis Valley Road between a car and an SUV. The 26-year-old male driver of the car and 31-year-old female passenger both died at the scene, along with the 34-year-old male driver of the SUV.

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The passenger of the SUV, a 27-year-old female, survived the crash and was transported to a Calgary hospital in serious condition, though the release from Turner Valley RCMP states that she did not have any life-threatening injuries.

Just six hours later another head-on collision took place on Highway 781 south of Township Road 382.

At 9:19 am a 30-year-old male was driving a truck when it crashed into an SUV. The driver of the truck died at the scene, along with the driver of the SUV, a 39-year-old male, and a 5-year-old passenger.

The sole survivor of the incident, a 7-year-old boy who had also been in the SUV, was transported to an Edmonton hospital and is in stable condition.

Both highways are now reopened following investigations by collision analysts.