UPDATE: Second person succumbs to injuries in crash south of Alder Flats

By Laine Mitchell (Twitter: @Laine_Mitchell)
December 13, 2017 - 12:46pm Updated: December 14, 2017 - 12:05pm

A second person has died following collision that happened south of Alder Flats Wednesday morning.

Rimbey RCMP, Fire and EMS personnel attended the two vehicle collision on Highway 22 and Highway 53 at about 6:45. 

Mounties say a truck travelling westbound on Highway 53 collided with a northbound truck on Highway 22.   

The lone female driver of the truck travelling westbound was taken to an area hospital.  

One of the occupants in the truck travelling northbound, an 34-year-old man from Rocky Mountain House, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Rimbey RCMP said on Thursday a 36-year-old, also from Rocky, has now died. The driver of that truck, a 41-year-old male, has been released from hospital.

“The RCMP offers sincere condolences to the family and friends of all the people involved in this collision” says Sergeant Kurtis Pillipow of the Rimbey RCMP Detachment.  “We know that it is tragic any time to lose a loved one, or have a loved one injured – but this time of year is especially difficult and we offer our support to all.”

Traffic was delayed for a couple hours due to the collision but has since reopened for travel. 

The RCMP Collision Analyst was dispatched and will conduct an investigation into the cause of the collision, which is unknown at this time.

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