One dead in crash in Alberta where RCMP say it appears road conditions were a factor


WESTLOCK, Alta. – The driver of a pickup truck died in a collision with a pickup truck northwest of Edmonton, where police say road conditions likely played a part.

RCMP say the crash happened Saturday on Highway 44 just north of Westlock at the intersection with Township Road 602.

A woman who was the sole occupant of the truck was pronounced dead at the scene.

The van, meanwhile, was carrying two adults and four children who police say were taken to hospitals in Westlock and Edmonton with injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening.

According to the police, the preliminary investigation suggests that road conditions contributed to the fatal accident.

They note that the conditions are frigid with changing temperatures impacting surface conditions.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on December 24, 2022.


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