Fifteen people in van hurt in crash
SMOKY LAKE — A van carrying a whopping 17 people has crashed in a ditch, leaving 15 of them with injuries.
RCMP say the single-vehicle crash happened Tuesday afternoon near Smoky Lake, Alta.
They say the van, driven by a 21-year-old man from Oregon, hit the ditch to avoid colliding with a semi trailer.
None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening but one 18-year-old female sustained severe head lacerations.
Others suffered broken bones and cuts.
RCMP say the van was heading to Edmonton in preparation for a wedding later this week.
Several of the occupants were from Plamondon, Alta., while others were from Oregon or Alaska.