Teen killed in two-car wreck near Sylvan Lake

A teenage boy was killed in a crash southeast of Sylvan Lake on the weekend.

A teenage boy was killed in a crash southeast of Sylvan Lake on the weekend.

The Sylvan Lake fire department, along with ambulances from Sylvan Lake and Red Deer, responded to a two-car collision at Range Road 12 and Township Road 382 at about 11:45 p.m. Saturday.

Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and the Jaws of Life were used to extricate trapped passengers in both vehicles.

STARS air ambulance was summoned for a critically injured 17-year-old male passenger, but despite the best efforts of the emergency crews, the teen died at the scene.

Several other people were transported by ambulance to Red Deer Regional Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

RCMP are continuing an investigation, but have determined alcohol was not a factor in the collision.

Police say the name of the deceased will not be released.

The crash was the second of two fatal traffic incidents in the Sylvan Lake area on the weekend.

On Saturday afternoon, another accident near Rainy Creek Road and Secondary Hwy 766 claimed the life of another woman.

Eckville fire chief Gord Balon said it appears a minivan ran a stop sign on Rainy Creek Road and T-boned a southbound oilfield services truck and trailer about 3 p.m. The force of the impact ripped wheels off the truck.

The badly damaged minivan was thrown through a barbed wire fence, coming to rest on its side in a ditch next to the road about five km north of Eckville.

On Friday, a 38-year-old woman died after being thrown from her vehicle when it rolled on Hwy 2 south of the over pass to Secondary Hwy 611.

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