Woman dead in Highway 1 crash west of Scott Lake Hill
WATCH ABOVE: One woman is dead and multiple others injured after a semi collided with a minivan on Highway 1 near Morley Monday afternoon. Global’s Jill Croteau reports.
CALGARY – An 86-year-old Calgary woman has died after a crash between a minivan and a semi-trailer truck Monday afternoon, west of Scott Lake Hill, Alta.
Cochrane RCMP said initial reports suggest the semi was travelling westbound on Highway 1 west of Scott Lake Hill. RCMP said the semi crossed the centre meridian (median) and hit an eastbound minivan.
RCMP said the two people in the semi, a 44-year-old Grande Prairie man and a 37-year-old Delta, B.C. man, suffered minor injuries. EMS said they were taken to Foothills Medical Centre in stable condition.
One person was trapped in the minivan just after 2 p.m. as EMS worked to free them.
EMS initially said three people suffered critical injuries. In a media release sent out shortly after 7:30 p.m. Monday, RCMP said the 48-year-old woman driving the minivan suffered minor injuries. She was taken to Foothills Hospital, according to EMS.
EMS said two children were taken to Alberta Children’s Hospital. A 14-year-old boy suffered serious injuries and an 11-year-old girl suffered minor injuries, RCMP said.
A male passenger, believed to be in his 70s, initially declined treatment but was later taken to hospital in stable condition.
The female minivan passenger was flown by STARS Air Ambulance to Foothills Medical Centre but has since died of her injuries.
Both eastbound lanes of Highway 1 were closed for several hours Monday night. The highway was reopened shortly after 10:30 p.m.
With files from Jill Croteau
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