Pickups collide near Penhold, five sent to hospital
Two full-size pickup trucks collided on Thursday night around 8 p.m. near Penhold, sending five people to hospital, one with critical injuries.
All five people involved were taken to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre by way of ground ambulance. One male, in critical condition, was later airlifted to the Calgary Foothills Hospital by STARS.
Police say a large pickup truck was traveling northbound on Range Road 272 when it collided with another large pickup truck heading east on Hwy 42.
All three occupants of the eastbound truck were trapped inside the damaged truck and had to be freed by the fire department.
The northbound truck was carrying two individuals.
Innisfail RCMP and Red Deer Integrated Traffic Services attended the scene, as well as the RCMP collision reconstruction unit from Red Deer to examine and document the collision.
Alcohol is not considered to be a factor in the collision.
Officials continue to investigate.