Two people have been killed in separate highway crashes in central Alberta.
RCMP say the first collision happened early Wednesday evening when a southbound car on Highway 2A in the Wetaskiwin region was hit from behind and pushed into the path of a northbound truck.
A 56-year-old woman who was driving one of the vehicles died at the scene.
The second crash happened about two and a half hours later when two vehicles collided on Highway 21 near Swalwell, killing a 21-year-old man who was a former resident of Beiseker, Alta.
Police say the victim, who was driving a pickup truck, collided with another pickup that had failed to stop before coming off a side road.
Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in that crash.