2 people injured in crash on southern Alberta highway

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Pincher Creek RCMP investigate 2-vehicle crash
WATCH ABOVE: A collision at the intersection of Highway 3 and secondary Highway 510 on Friday afternoon had RCMP rerouting long weekend traffic. Danica Ferris has more – May 17, 2019

Police are investigating after a two-vehicle collision on a highway near Cowley, Alta., sent two people to hospital on Friday afternoon.

Officers responded to the scene at the intersection of Highway 3 and Highway 510. In a news release, the RCMP said the crash occurred at about 3:50 p.m.

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According to police, a southbound truck collided with a westbound SUV.

A 48-year-old woman who was a passenger in the SUV was taken to hospital with what police described as “serious injuries.” A spokesperson for STARS Air Ambulance said the woman was initially taken to a hospital in Pincher Creek by ground ambulance and later airlifted in stable condition to Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary.

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The 75-year-old man driving the truck was taken to hospital with undisclosed injuries.

The SUV was carrying a total of six people but only the one passenger was hurt. Police said the people in the SUV were a family — three children and three adults.

An investigation is ongoing and as of 7:15 p.m., Pincher Creek RCMP said traffic was still being rerouted through Cowley.

Cowley is located about 110 kilometres west of Lethbridge.

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