Identity of victims released following deadly crash near Sundre

RCMP have identified the two people killed in a collision between an SUV and car north of Sundre on Wednesday.

RCMP have identified the two people killed in a collision between an SUV and car north of Sundre on Wednesday.

Mavis Stone, 75, from the Sundre area was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Hwy 22 north of Sundre between Range Roads 342 and 344.

Daniel Dennis, 63, from the Rocky Mountain House area was transported by STARS air ambulance to the Foothills Hospital in Calgary but later died from injuries that night.

RCMP say at approximately 1:45 p.m. the woman was travelling southbound on Hwy 22 in a SUV.

The man driving the car was travelling northbound. Police say it appears that he crossed the centre line into oncoming traffic.

“But we were unable to determine what the cause of the vehicle crossing the line was,” Cpl. Ryan Hodge said Friday.

“There wasn’t anything wrong with the road conditions, the weather was fine, so it is really unknown at this time why the northbound vehicle crossed the centre line into oncoming traffic,” he said, noting that the traffic analyst concluded the investigation.

Hodge said investigators did rule out impaired driving and that there was also no evidence to suggest distracted driving.

“We can’t speculate on what could of happened,” he said.

The crash closed Hwy 22 for about five hours on Wednesday.

The two individuals were the sole occupants of the vehicles.

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