Editor’s Note: STARS said the victim was approximately 43 years old, however RCMP later said the driver was actually a teenage girl.
A serious head-on collision between a semi and a car on a highway northeast of Edmonton sent a teenage girl to hospital with critical injuries Tuesday afternoon.
RCMP said the crash happened shortly after 1 p.m., about 10 kilometres north of Gibbons, on Highway 28 by Township Road 572.
Police believe the semi truck travelling south on Highway 28 and a northbound car collided in the southbound lane.
Alberta Health Services said a patient in critical condition was treated by EMS at the scene in Sturgeon County.
STARS Air Ambulance airlifted the driver to the University of Alberta hospital in Edmonton, adding she remained in life-threatening condition at the time of transport.
AHS said the girl was alone in her vehicle. RCMP said the man driving the semi truck was not injured.
A photo sent to Global News showed a semi in the ditch beside the highway.
Traffic was rerouted until around 3:30 p.m., when RCMP said the scene had been cleared and the road was open again.
RCMP said the crash remains under investigation. The teenager is from Lloydminster, RCMP updated on Thursday.
The crash scene is about 35 kilometres north of Edmonton.
— More to come…