1 dead, 4 injured in 2-vehicle collision near Taber
One person is dead, and four people — including two children — were injured in a two-vehicle crash near Taber on Wednesday.
RCMP say the collision happened at around 9:25 a.m. on Highway 36 north of Highway 61.
Mounties say their preliminary investigation has determined that a southbound truck collided head-on with a northbound van.
Road conditions were snow-covered and icy at the time with blowing snow in the area, police said.
RCMP confirm a 39-year-old man who was driving the van was declared dead at the scene.
A 27-year-old woman and two children travelling in the van were also injured. One of the children was airlifted to Calgary by STARS with serious life-threatening injuries, the other child and woman were taken by ambulance to hospital with serious non-life-threatening injuries.
WATCH: Video from the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 36 in southern Alberta on Wednesday.
A 60-year-old woman who was driving the truck also suffered serious injuries, she was flown to hospital via HALO.
At 2:10 p.m. Wednesday RCMP confirmed the area was open to traffic.
Mounties say the name of the man who died will not be released.
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