Three people killed in head-on collision near Rocky

Three people were killed in a head-on crash between two pickup trucks on Tuesday morning near Rocky Mountain House.

Three people were killed in a head-on crash between two pickup trucks on Tuesday morning near Rocky Mountain House.

RCMP were called to the scene northeast of Rocky on Hwy 12 near Range Road 55 around 7:15 a.m.

Investigators believe a westbound pickup carrying two men lost control on the ice and struck an eastbound pickup with three men inside.

Two of the occupants in the first truck were killed, as was one of the driver of the second truck. Two others were taken to Rocky Mountain House Hospital with minor injuries.

STARS crews from Calgary and Edmonton were dispatched to the area but were called off because they were no longer required.

RCMP said road conditions were “extremely treacherous” at the time. “At the time of the collision highways were very icy due to the recent snow fall, cold temperatures and wind gusts over the past few days,” said a news release.

“It appears that the road was very slick,” Const. Matthew Doane of Rocky Mountain House RCMP told Global News.

The names and ages of the deceases have not yet been released pending Next of Kin notifications.

511 Alberta reported that Hwy 12 was closed on either side of the crash scene and traffic was being diverted.

Rocky Mountain House RCMP continue to investigate.

Just Posted

Rejected Red Deer County cannabis production facility to go to appeal

County’s subdivision and development appeal board hearing set for May 2

Red Deer looks to be creative to attract business downtown

Co-op to close downtown store after 56 years

Central Alberta artist wins $25,000 for his hectare-sized caricature

Dean Foster says he’s thrilled to win the radio station contest

Oh, yes! Nurse, Raptors look to finish series with Magic

DENVER — In response to an early call, Toronto coach Nick Nurse… Continue reading

Delay of game calls, goalie interference top worst rules for NHLers: survey

The pace and excitement of 3-on-3 overtime isn’t just a thrill for… Continue reading

Avengers get epic send-off at ‘Endgame’ world premiere

LOS ANGELES — There were more than a few sniffles from the… Continue reading

Writers’ Trust launches program pairing rising writers with established mentors

TORONTO — The Writers’ Trust has launched a program that gives five… Continue reading

Family: A potpourri of Easter egg hunts, music and politics

The election is a thing of the past. Albertans have spoken. They… Continue reading

Sri Lankan-Canadians mourn victims of terrorist attack in their homeland

Sri Lankan-Canadians were gathering Monday to mourn those killed in a massive… Continue reading

Residents along Saint John River told to remain on alert as floodwaters rise

FREDERICTON — People who live along New Brunswick’s Saint John River are… Continue reading

Prince Edward Island voters to cast verdict on new electoral system

CHARLOTTETOWN — Canadians are expected to learn late Tuesday whether the cradle… Continue reading

Most Read