UPDATE: Two women killed in highway crash

The two people who died in a single-vehicle collision near Ponoka on Thursday were women, and both passengers, RCMP said.

The two people who died in a single-vehicle collision near Ponoka on Thursday were women, and both passengers, RCMP said.

However police were still contacting next of kin and have not released the names of the victims or where they lived.

The crash occurred just before 11 a.m. at the Gee Road overpass on Hwy 2, located about three kms south of Hwy 53. The sedan had left the road and struck the underpass at Gee Road and fell four metres, RCMP said.

Passersby came across the collision and contacted police. The two women were pronounced deceased on scene by EMS. A man, who was also a passenger, was ejected from the car and transported by ground ambulance to Lacombe Hospital, and later via STARS to a Calgary hospital.

The driver, also a man, was transported to Red Deer Regional Hospital, then taken to a Calgary hospital by ground ambulance. Condition of both men is unknown at this time.

The collision remains under investigation by the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit.

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