Man dies following Highway 570 collision

By CHAT News Today
April 20, 2017 - 10:24am

CEREAL, AB — A 20 year old man is dead following a motor vehicle collision near Cereal, Alberta.

At approximately 7:15 p.m. Tuesday night, Oyen RCMP responded to a serious motor vehicle collision near Highway 570 and Highway 866, approximately 30 kilometres west of Oyen. According to RCMP, a van travelling west on Highway 570 left the highway and rolled over into a ditch.

The van had five people inside at the time, and three were ejected during the rollover. The remaining two had to be extricated from the van.

The driver of the van, a 20-year-old man from Saskatoon, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two of the van’s occupants were transported to Calgary by STARS Air Ambulance, while two more were transported to a local hospital. All four suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Traffic on the highway was diverted for several hours, and a RCMP collision analyst attended the scene. The crash is under investigation.

RCMP say speed and alcohol are believed to be contributing factors in the collision, and no charges are expected to be laid.

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