A 17-year-old girl from Turner Valley has been killed and two other people are in hospital after a serious two-vehicle crash on Highway 7 near the town of Black Diamond, EMS said Friday night.
EMS told Global News the girl was pronounced dead at the scene. The other occupant in the vehicle was a 14-year-old boy. He was transported to Alberta Children’s Hospital by ground ambulance in serious condition.
The person in the other vehicle was a 42-year-old woman who was airlifted to Foothills Medical Centre in serious, potentially life-threatening condition, EMS said.
RCMP said the crash happened just east of Black Diamond shortly after 3:30 p.m. Friday. RCMP said an eastbound vehicle collided with a vehicle that was headed west on Highway 7.
“A passenger car collided with an SUV,” police said in a news release. “A third vehicle was involved in the collision with occupants suffering minor injuries. They were treated and released on scene.”
As of 5:40 p.m. on Friday, Highway 7 was impassable. Detours are expected to be in place for the next several hours, RCMP said.
Police said an investigation into what happened is ongoing and that the cause of the crash had yet to be determined.