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2 killed after crash between car, semi and cube vans on Highway 1 near Canmore

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WATCH: Two people were killed after a horrific crash involving 4 vehicles on Highway 1 west of Calgary. Matthew Conrod reports. – Aug 11, 2021

RCMP say two people were killed after a collision involving two cube vans, a car and a semi truck on Highway 1 between Calgary and Canmore on Wednesday morning.

Investigators believe a cube van was headed east when it veered through the median and into the westbound lanes, colliding with a white car, which was then rear-ended by a semi truck.

Another westbound cube van then collided with the semi.

The two occupants of the car were killed in the crash.

A semi and a five-tonne truck crashed on Highway 1 near Morley, Alta., on Wednesday. Twitter/debramhunter

The drivers of both cube vans, as well as a passenger in the eastbound cube van, were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

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Photos from the scene show one semi-truck lying on its side across the highway and a badly damaged five-tonne truck in the ditch.

Read more: 3 people killed in crash north of Edmonton: Alberta RCMP

Investigators were still at the scene as of 2:25 p.m., and traffic was still being rerouted through Morley Road to Highway 1A. Drivers were being asked to avoid the area.

In a tweet just after 11:30 a.m., 511 Alberta noted the westbound lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway were closed due to a semi rollover.

Shortly after 8:30 p.m., the RCMP provided an update and said emergency crews had cleared the scene and that westbound traffic on Highway 1 could resume normal travel.

A semi and a five-tonne truck crashed on Highway 1 near Morley, Alta. on Wednesday, August 11. Twitter/debramhunter

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