February 20, 2019 1:44 pm
Updated: February 20, 2019 8:34 pm

1 dead, 4 injured in 2-vehicle collision near Taber

WATCH ABOVE: A 39-year-old man is dead, and four others – including two children – were injured after a head-on crash north of Taber on Wednesday. Demi Knight has the details.


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.

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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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