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Driver, 19, airlifted to hospital after serious crash on Alberta’s QEII Highway

Two people were injured, one with life-threatening injuries, in a single-vehicle collision on the QEII Highway between Olds and Didsbury Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. Sarah Offin, Global News

A 19-year-old man was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries after a single-vehicle crash on the QEII Highway in central Alberta Wednesday morning.

The collision happened on the QEII between Olds and Didsbury at about 9:12 a.m.

RCMP said an SUV was heading south on the QEII when it lost control about two kilometres south of the Highway 27 overpass. The vehicle rolled and ended up in the northbound lanes of the highway, police said in a news release.

The 19-year-old man driving the SUV was airlifted by STARS to hospital with life-threatening injuries. The 19-year-old male passenger was taken to a local area hospital by EMS as a precaution, according to RCMP.

Both men are from Spruce Grove, Alta., RCMP said.

The northbound lanes of the highway were closed for several hours Wednesday morning. Traffic was rerouted at the Didsbury overpass (Highway 582).

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Just before 11 a.m., 511 Alberta said one of the northbound lanes had reopened to traffic.

All lanes of the highway were open to traffic by about 2 p.m.

Two people were injured, one with life-threatening injuries, in a single-vehicle collision on the QEII Highway between Olds and Didsbury Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. Sarah Offin, Global News
Two people were injured, one with life-threatening injuries, in a single-vehicle collision on the QEII Highway between Olds and Didsbury Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. Sarah Offin, Global News
Two people were injured, one with life-threatening injuries, in a single-vehicle collision on the QEII Highway between Olds and Didsbury Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. Sarah Offin, Global News

 

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