Two dead after collision on Hwy 20

Two people are dead after a collision between a car and an SUV on Hwy 20 near Township Road 420 Sunday afternoon.

Two people are dead after a collision between a car and an SUV on Hwy 20 near Township Road 420 Sunday afternoon.

Rimbey RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision around 1 p.m. An investigation showed that a northbound Kia Rio crossed the centre line and struck a southbound SUV — A Mitsubishi RVR — carrying five passengers. One of the passengers of the SUV died at the scene, as did the lone male driver of the car

The other four occupants of the SUV were taken to hospital with serious injuries and STARS air ambulance assisted in the transport of one of the passengers, who was critically injured.

An RCMP investigation suggests that road conditions and weather were factors in the collision. No other information about the victims is available until next of kin notification is completed.

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