Alcohol believed factor in one of two fatal collisions on Alberta’s highways

Two people have been killed in separate highway crashes in central Alberta.

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.

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