One person dead in Penhold collision

Fatal collision at Penhold second in area in last three days

One person is dead after a vehicle collision near Penhold on Monday morning.

It’s the second fatal collision in the area in three days.

Penhold Fire Department says the collision happened about 9 a.m. on Hwy 2A just south of Hwy 42.

Fire Chief Jim Pendergast said a car came to rest blocking traffic in both directions. The driver and sole occupant was pronounced dead at the scene.

“When we got there was a lot of collision damage to the one in the middle of the road,” he said.

It is believed the car and a van collided, with the van coming to rest partway into the ditch. A third vehicle hit the ditch after trying to avoid the accident, firefighters believe.

The van driver was taken to hospital in serious but non-life-threatening condition and the other driver was treated on scene and released.

Highway 2A remained closed until 12:30 p.m. Fourteen volunteer firefighters responded to the incident.

Innisfail RCMP continue to investigate.

Last Friday morning a man died after a tw0-vehicle collision at the intersection of Hwy 42 and Hwy 2A.

Innisfail RCMP said that at approximately 1:30 a.m. they responded to the collision, which involved a van and car.

Police said the van, which was was travelling westbound on Hwy 42, failed to stop at the stop sign and T-boned a northbound car on Hwy 2A. The van ended up on its side in the middle of the intersection and the car went into the ditch.

The man driving the van was deceased at the scene.

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