One person dead in Penhold collision

Fatal collision at Penhold second in area in last three days

One person is dead after a vehicle collision near Penhold on Monday morning.

It’s the second fatal collision in the area in three days.

Penhold Fire Department says the collision happened about 9 a.m. on Hwy 2A just south of Hwy 42.

Fire Chief Jim Pendergast said a car came to rest blocking traffic in both directions. The driver and sole occupant was pronounced dead at the scene.

“When we got there was a lot of collision damage to the one in the middle of the road,” he said.

It is believed the car and a van collided, with the van coming to rest partway into the ditch. A third vehicle hit the ditch after trying to avoid the accident, firefighters believe.

The van driver was taken to hospital in serious but non-life-threatening condition and the other driver was treated on scene and released.

Highway 2A remained closed until 12:30 p.m. Fourteen volunteer firefighters responded to the incident.

Innisfail RCMP continue to investigate.

Last Friday morning a man died after a tw0-vehicle collision at the intersection of Hwy 42 and Hwy 2A.

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.

Just Posted

Women’s marches underway in Canadian cities, a year after Trump inauguration

Women are gathering in dozens of communities across the country today to… Continue reading

Red Deer councillor balks at city getting stuck with more funding responsibilities

Volunteer Central seeks municipal funding after being cut off by government

Olds chicken barn burns to the ground, no livestock harmed

More than 100,000 chickens were saved as fire crews prevent the blaze from spreading

Bear video meant to promote conservation: zoo owner

Discovery Wildlife Park says it will look at other ways to promote its conservation message

Red Deer’s Soundhouse closing its doors on Record Store Day

The owners of The Soundhouse want to shut down their store on… Continue reading

WATCH: Property taxes in Red Deer will go up 2.02 per cent in 2018

City council passes a “tough” budget that maintains most service levels

In photos: Get ready for Western Canadian Championships

Haywood NorAm Western Canadian Championships and Peavey Mart Alberta Cup 5/6 start… Continue reading

WATCH: Red Deer city council debates cost-savings versus quality of life

Majority of councillors decide certain services are worth preserving

Got milk? Highway reopened near Millet

A southbound truck hauling milk and cartons collided with a bridge

Stettler’s newest residents overcame fear, bloodshed to come here

Daniel Kwizera, Diane Mukasine and kids now permanent residents

Giddy up: Red Deer to host Canadian Finals Rodeo in 2018

The CFR is expected to bring $20-30 million annually to Red Deer and region

Ice dancers Virtue and Moir to carry flag at Pyeongchang Olympics

Not since Kurt Browning at the 1994 Lillehammer Games has a figure… Continue reading

Beer Canada calls on feds to axe increasing beer tax as consumption trends down

OTTAWA — A trade association for Canada’s beer industry wants the federal… Continue reading

Most Read

Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month