(Advocate file photo.)

Two people seriously injured in Hwy 2 collision south of Olds

Highway was closed for several hours on Wednesday

Hwy 2 has been reopened following a serious collision between a fuel truck and SUV in the southbound lanes between Olds and Didsbury.

The highway was fully open at about 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Traffic was temporarily being detoured to Hwy 2A after Innisfail Integrated Traffic Unit and Olds RCMP responded at 11:15 a.m. to a two-vehicle collision on Hwy 2, five kms south of the Hwy 27 overpass.

A fuel truck and sport utility vehicle were both going southbound when they crashed.

The critically injured driver of the SUV was airlifted to Calgary hospital by STARS air ambulance. The SUV passenger, who’s in serious but stable condition, was taken to hospital by ground ambulance, said Const. Jeff Schneider, of Innisfail RCMP Traffic Services.

The driver of the fuel truck is uninjured.

The accident is still under investigation by police traffic analysts.

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