Woman dies following Saturday crash near Red Deer

A young female driver has died following a collision on Saturday night during heavy fog in the Red Deer area.

A young female driver has died following a collision on Saturday night during heavy fog in the Red Deer area.

Innisfail RCMP were dispatched to the scene of the collision just after 7:30 p.m. involving the woman’s sport utility vehicle and a flatbed pickup truck.

The 19-year-old woman from Crossfield suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Calgary’s Foothills Medical Centre.

At about 6 p.m. Sunday it was reported that she had succumbed to her injuries.

The collision occurred on Hwy 42 about 8 km east of Hwy 2.

Police say the woman was passing in heavy fog when she struck the oncoming larger truck. Both vehicles sustained extensive damage as a result of the crash.

Fortunately the driver of the pickup truck was able to swerve out of the way enough to avoid a direct head-on collision, said RCMP.

All occupants were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. The woman was trapped in the vehicle and had to be removed using the “jaws of life” equipment.

Three people inside the pickup truck were not injured.

Red Deer County Fire and Emergency Services had attended the scene.

The highway was closed for about two hours while RCMP and emergency crews investigated and cleared the scene.

Just Posted

Is the fate of Red Deer’s Parsons House solely in the hands of the province?

Demolition of old police station next door to begin this fall

Fundraiser to help keep kids warm in Blackfalds

Community Warmth Fall Fundraiser

Piper Creek Foundation gets a new name

Red Deer subsidized housing program for seniors

Reveen returns to Red Deer

Presented by Friends of Red Deer Regional Hospital

2019 Winter Games will transform Red Deer: Olympic organizer

Team leader behind 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics provides inspirational pep talk

WATCH: Red Deer students take part in annual run

Dawe/St. Pat’s Run reaches 40th anniversary

Smile Cookie fundraiser campaign for Reading College kicks off

Fundraising campaign runs Sept. 12-18 for program that helps children improve their reading

‘Nightmare that won’t end’: Storm evacuees can’t return yet

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Hundreds of people waited in long lines for water… Continue reading

New bridge collapses into river in rural Saskatchewan hours after opening

HYAS, Sask. — A rural politician in eastern Saskatchewan says he’s at… Continue reading

Halifax researchers tag great white shark in Atlantic Canada for first time

HALIFAX — For the first time in Atlantic Canadian waters, scientists have… Continue reading

Liberal riding association president blindsided by MP’s defection

OTTAWA — The president of an Ontario Liberal riding association says he… Continue reading

Pope gives bishops more decision-making options

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis decreed on Tuesday that ordinary Catholics should… Continue reading

Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain

TRENTON, N.C. — When meteorologists downgraded Hurricane Florence from a powerful Category… Continue reading

Glad company: Trailer for Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

LOS ANGELES — A beloved nanny is preparing to take to the… Continue reading

Most Read