Alberta RCMP called to deadly crash on Saddle Lake Cree Nation

File photo of an RCMP cruiser. Global News

An RCMP investigation is underway in central Alberta following a fatal, single-vehicle crash on a road in a First Nations community on Tuesday.

The crash happened on the Saddle Lake Cree Nation.

“At least one person is deceased and others seriously injured,” St. Paul RCMP said in a news release issued shortly before 4:30 p.m.

“RCMP anticipate being on scene for several hours while officers investigate this tragic incident.”

Mounties said they were not disclosing the name of the person who died because family members were still being notified of what happened.

A spokesperson for STARS Air Ambulance confirmed to Global News that one of its crews was called to assist with the response to the crash. They said a 30-year-old man who was “ejected” from the vehicle that crashed was taken to a hospital in St. Paul, Alta., before STARS airlifted him to the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton just after 5 p.m.

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He had suffered a head injury and was considered to be in serious but stable condition.

The RCMP did not say what kind of vehicle was involved, what they believe may have happened or when the crash occurred.

Saddle Lake Cree Nation is located about 170 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.

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