Minivan travelling wrong way on QEII crashes into car near Ponoka

By rdnewsNOW staff
October 10, 2018 - 3:13pm

Thankfully, no one was killed when a minivan travelling in the wrong direction on the QEII Highway near Ponoka Tuesday night collided with a car.

The crash happened just after 10 p.m. just north of the Highway 53 exit. RCMP say a Dodge Grand Caravan was travelling northbound in the southbound lanes of the highway when it crashed head-on into a car.

Several RCMP units responded along with fire and emergency services personnel.  STARS Air Ambulance was unable to respond due to weather.

The 77-year-old driver and lone occupant of the van was taken to an Edmonton hospital.

The three occupants of the southbound car – a 28-year-old female driver, 53-year-old female passenger and 1-year-old male passenger – were extricated from the car and taken to an Edmonton hospital. Each suffered serious injuries and remain in the hospital in stable condition. 

RCMP are looking to speak with anyone who has any information about the white Dodge Grand Caravan, which had a B.C. license plate, and its activities prior to the collision. You can call the Ponoka RCMP Detachment at 403-783-4472.


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