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One person dead in crash near Sylvan Lake

One person is dead and two more were taken to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre after two vehicles collided head-on north of Sylvan Lake on Thursday morning.

The collision took place on Hwy 20, between Aspelund Road and Rainy Creek Road, at about 8 a.m.

When Sylvan Lake RCMP arrived on scene, a truck and an SUV were found with extensive damage. The driver and lone occupant of the truck died at the scene. Police are not releasing the name of the deceased.

The driver and the passenger of the SUV were extracted from the vehicle with the assistance of the Bentley Fire Department. Both were taken to the Red Deer hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

A witness to the collision told police that the truck appeared to lose control moments prior to the collision.

Police said the road was slippery at the time of the collision.

Red Deer collision analysts are assisting with the investigation. Alcohol is not considered to be a factor.

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