Accidents claim two women

It was a deadly weekend on Central Alberta roads, with two women dying in separate accidents.

On Saturday afternoon

On Saturday afternoon

It was a deadly weekend on Central Alberta roads, with two women dying in separate accidents.

On Friday, a 38-year-old woman died after being thrown from her vehicle when it rolled on Hwy 2 south of the over pass to Secondary Hwy 611.

Ponoka RCMP said the woman was pronounced dead at the scene after the single-vehicle rollover about 9 p.m.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

On Saturday afternoon, another accident near Rainy Creek Road and Secondary Hwy 766 claimed the life of another woman.

Eckville fire chief Gord Balon said it appears a minivan ran a stop sign on Rainy Creek Road and T-boned a southbound oilfield services truck and trailer about 3 p.m.

The force of the impact ripped wheels off the truck.

The badly damaged minivan was thrown through a barbed wire fence, coming to rest on its side in a ditch next to the road about five km north of Eckville.

The female driver and lone occupant of the minivan was pronounced dead at the scene. The male driver of the truck was not injured.

Traffic was blocked off on 766 for several hours while emergency crews worked to extricate the woman from the wreckage.

Sylvan Lake RCMP have not released any information about the woman.

pcowley@bprda.wpengine.com