Four people were seriously injured after a collision involving an SUV and a car occurred on a highway south of Edmonton on Sunday night.
“Investigators believe one of the vehicles struck a deer on the highway, before travelling into the oncoming lane of traffic, where a head-on collision occurred with the other vehicle,” an EPS spokesperson said in a news release.
The 66-year-old man driving the SUV was taken to hospital with serious injuries. The passengers in the SUV, a 65-year-old woman and a 10-year-old boy, were also taken to hospital. The boy’s injuries were described as serious while the woman’s injuries were described as being life-threatening.
The 38-year-old woman driving the car that was involved in the crash was also taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
A spokesperson for STARS Air Ambulance confirmed to Global News that one person was airlifted to the University of Alberta Hospital.
Traffic in the area was disrupted for several hours while investigators remained at the scene. Shortly after midnight, police said Highway 19 had been fully reopened.
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