Two people killed on Hwy 2 near Innisfail

Semi-tractor trailer crossed median, hit by other vehicle

Two people from Calgary were killed in a Hwy 2 collision that involved two semi-tractor trailers and an SUV.

Members of Innisfail RCMP Freeway Patrol closed a section of Hwy 2 southbound for several hours to investigate the three-vehicle collision that happened at about 1:40 a.m. Thursday.

Staff Sgt. Chris Matechuk said a large truck that had been going northbound had crossed into the southbound lanes, ending up in the west ditch.

A good Samaritan had pulled over to assist and was outside the vehicle with the driver of the semi when another southbound semi truck ran into the debris from the first collision. It was forced into the ditch, striking both people who were outside their vehicles.

Both Calgary residents, a male and female, were found dead at the scene.

Names of the deceased were not released by police, who are still investigating the crash. Matechuk said highway conditions, speed and alcohol were not factors.

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