UPDATE: One dead, four people injured, in crash near Bowden

Weather, roads poor at time of morning collision

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One woman was killed and four other women were injured in a three-vehicle collision on Hwy 2 near Bowden on Tuesday.

Traffic was disrupted and redirected for several hours after the collision, which was reported at about 9:30 a.m. There were poor road and weather conditions at the time as a fast-moving snow storm blew through the area.

The crash involved a semi trailer tractor unit, SUV and minivan in the northbound lanes, two kilometres north of Bowden.

Alberta Health Services Emergency Medical Services said one woman in her 20s, who was in the SUV, was declared dead at the scene.

Three other women, also in their 20s and all occupants of the SUV were transported to different hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. One was taken to Calgary hospital by STARS.

A woman in her 40s was the only occupant of the minivan. She was taken to the Innisfail hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured. Police have not provided identities of anyone involved.

Northbound traffic was diverted to Hwy 2A at Bowden for a period of time. There was a major traffic slowdown southbound.

Innisfail Freeway Patrol, Blackfalds Integrated Traffic Unit, and Alberta Sheriffs attended the scene, as did an RCMP collision analyst.

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