Two dead following a single-vehicle rollover near Sundre

Easter Sunday was marred by tragedy when two people died and two others received serious injuries after a truck crashed near Sundre.

Easter Sunday was marred by tragedy when two people died and two others received serious injuries after a truck crashed near Sundre.

The single-vehicle rollover of the pickup truck occurred at about 10 p.m. on Hwy 22, near Township Road 340, about 10 km north of the town. There were four occupants — two men and two women. Both men died at the scene.

RCMP said the vehicle appeared to have left the highway, rolled and then came to a rest upright.

Adam Loria, a paramedic and public education officer with Alberta Health Services in Calgary, said that Emergency Medical Services (EMS) paramedics from Sundre, Didsbury, Caroline and STARS Air Ambulance responded to the rollover.

They found an extensively damaged pickup truck and four people.

Paramedics determined the two men to be deceased on scene as a result of their injuries. There was no resuscitation attempted on the two men, Loria said.

Paramedics then turned their efforts to the two other occupants.

The driver, a woman believed to be in her mid-30s, had multiple injuries and was unconscious. She was given advanced life support treatment by ground paramedics while she was still trapped in the wreckage.

She was subsequently airlifted to the Foothills Medical Centre by STARS and her condition at that time was considered critical and life-threatening, Loria said.

The second woman, believe to be in her late 40s, was transported to the Foothills Medical Centre by ground paramedics in non-life-threatening condition. She was ejected from the truck at the time of the collision and suffered serious multiple soft-tissue injuries.

Sundre RCMP said the two men were passengers in the rear of the vehicle.

Both women are in stable condition, RCMP said on Monday morning.

A collision analyst from the Red Deer RCMP Traffic Services is assisting with the investigation.

The names of the truck occupants are not being released at this time, and next of kin notifications are still pending, RCMP said.

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