A man died early Friday morning after a tw0-vehicle collision at the intersection of Hwy 42 and Hwy 2A in Penhold.
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. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the collision however, no seatbelt use may have played a role in the fatality, RCMP said.
Penhold Fire Lieutenant Elisabeth Crowson said firefighters assessed and treated two patients on scene until EMS arrived. EMS then treated and released one patient and the other patient was taken to hospital by a family member.
The highways were shut down in all four directions until approximately 4 a.m.
The man’s identify has not been released as next of kin notification needs to be completed. Innisfail RCMP along with the RCMP Traffic Analyst continue to investigate.