1 dead, 3 in hospital following collision on Highway 881
EDMONTON – One person was killed and three others injured in a single vehicle collision on Sunday night in northern Alberta.
The crash happened around 9:30 p.m. at kilometre marker 173 on Highway 881, which is about 150 kilometres north of Lac La Biche.
RCMP from both Lac La Biche and Fort McMurray responded, and arrived to find one of the people in the vehicle was dead. Three others, all men, were injured.
Cst. Chris Clark with Lac La Biche RCMP said one man was flown to the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre in Fort McMurray via Phoenix Heli-Flight, a local helicopter company that provides medevac services in and around the northern Alberta city.
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The other two men were driven via ground ambulance to the same hospital in Fort McMurray. Cst. Clark said Monday morning he didn’t know what condition the three men were in. He also would not release the identity of the deceased, as police were still attempting to contact their family.
Police continue to investigate, but said road conditions were good at the time of the crash. The highway was closed overnight while police investigated, but was re-opened around 5 a.m. Monday.
Lac La Biche is located about 250 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.
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