October 20, 2014 10:17 am
Updated: October 20, 2014 11:54 am

1 woman killed, 5 children injured in fatal rollover east of Edmonton

Map of area where a fatal rollover occurred on Sunday night. October 20, 2014.

Global News

EDMONTON – One person was killed and five children were injured on Sunday night after a single vehicle rollover east of Edmonton.

Vermilion RCMP said a minivan carrying seven people was driving on Highway 631 north of Innisfree around 5:30 p.m, when it lost control and rolled near Range Road 114.

The 47-year-old woman in the passenger seat was killed, and the remaining six people in the van were injured: the 61-year-old male driver and five children.

STARS Air Ambulance flew an eight-year-old girl to the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

The rest were transported via ground ambulance. RCMP did not know the extent of their injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, and an RCMP collision re-constructionist has been called in.

It’s not yet known if charges will be laid.

This was one of several fatal collision this past weekend across Alberta.

  • On Friday around 9 p.m. two people were killed in a single vehicle rollover on the Trans-Canada highway near Banff. The 30-year-old driver from Calgary and his passenger died.
  • Just after 11:30 that night, a pick up truck and a semi collided head on about 12 kilometres east of Morinville, on highway 28 near highway 803. The man driving the pick up had to be pulled from his burning vehicle by a passerby, while emergency crews extracted the trapped driver of the semi. The pick up driver died overnight in an Edmonton hospital; the driver of the semi suffered serious, but not life-threatening injuries.
  • On Sunday afternoon in northeastern Alberta, a motorcycle and a recreational trailer collided on Highway 63. The trailer was slowing to turn left, and was struck from behind by a motorcycle that was unable to slow down in time. The 49-year-old Onoway man driving the motorcycle died on scene.
  • A fourth collision happened just before midnight Sunday on the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation Reserve, located near Valleyview in a remote area of northwestern Alberta. A 22-year-old local woman was found about two kilometres south of the Calasis Store on the reserve. Police believe she was the victim of a hit and run.

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