3 seniors killed in single-vehicle crash near Lethbridge
Three seniors are dead following a single-vehicle crash south of Lethbridge on Wednesday evening.
At around 6:30 p.m., emergency crews were called to Highway 845, just south of Highway 4.
Coaldale RCMP said a Ford Freestar minivan had been heading north on Highway 845 when it drove off the road on a curve just before a railway crossing.
Investigators said the minivan entered a deep ditch before coming to a rest on the railway tracks. They said the speed limit changes from 100 kilometres an hour down to 65 km/h just south of the collision area.
“The minivan contained three elderly occupants, all of which were pronounced deceased at the scene from impact-type injuries,” the RCMP said in a news release.
Police said the van’s occupants, a man and two women, are believed to be from the Raymond, Alta. area.
Their names have not been released as next of kin notifications are ongoing.
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