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Fort McMurray man killed in 2-vehicle crash near Redwater

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WATCH ABOVE: Two vehicles collided north of Edmonton on Highway 28 near Redwater on Wednesday afternoon, sending six people, including three children, to hospital. – May 13, 2020

A 46-year-old man has died following a two-vehicle crash north of Edmonton Wednesday afternoon.

Six people were taken to hospital — including three children — after a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon near the town of Redwater, Alta.

The collision happened around 3 p.m. on

Highway 28 — east of the intersection with Highway 38 and west of Redwater, where the road curves to go north.

RCMP said one vehicle with a man inside was travelling north on Highway 28 when it collided with a southbound vehicle carrying two adults and three children — two girls and a boy.

Officials said the single male driver in the northbound vehicle and three people in the southbound vehicle were taken to hospital by ground ambulance, and the remaining two occupants of that vehicle were airlifted by STARS air ambulance.

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STARS said it transported a man and girl, both in serious condition, to the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton.

Alberta Health Services said the four other patients taken by ground ambulance to hospital were a man in serious but stable condition, a woman in serious condition, a girl in serious condition and a boy in stable condition.

Two vehicles collided on Highway 28 near Redwater Wednesday, sending six people, including three children, to hospital. may 13, 2020.
Two vehicles collided on Highway 28 near Redwater Wednesday, sending six people, including three children, to hospital. may 13, 2020. Courtesy: Daryl Johnston

RCMP said the man who died was the driver of the vehicle carrying the children. The man, who was from Fort McMurray, died of his injuries while in hospital, police said.

The other people involved in the crash remain in hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, RCMP said Thursday afternoon.

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A collision analyst and Redwater RCMP continue to investigate. Charges have not been laid.

Redwater is about 52 kilometres north of Edmonton.