Three dead, seven injured, in separate overnight crashes in Alberta

Two people are dead and six others are injured following a collision in central Alberta.

Two people are dead and six others are injured following a collision in central Alberta.

RCMP say a minivan carrying six people collided with a pickup truck overnight on Highway 13, about 150 kilometres southwest of Edmonton near Buck Lake.

A man and a woman who where passengers in the van died at the scene, while four other people in the vehicle and two in the truck were taken to hospital.

Around the same time, a 21-year-old woman was killed in Edmonton when a car she was a passenger in went out of control and slammed into the front of an apartment building.

A 30-year-old man who was driving suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the central-area crash.

Police say speed and alcohol are believed to have been factors, and charges are pending. (The Canadian Press, CHED)