RCMP confirms man killed following Highway 36 collision

By Charles Lefebvre
February 20, 2019 - 2:44pm Updated: February 21, 2019 - 5:50am

TABER, AB — RCMP in Taber have confirmed one person has died following a collision on Highway 36 Wednesday morning.

According to RCMP, the collision involved a southbound truck colliding with a northbound van at approximately 9:25 a.m. on Highway

The driver of the van, a 39-year-old male, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name will not be released. A 27-year-old female passenger, and a child passenger were both transported to hospital by ambulance with serious, but non life-threatening injuries.

An additional child in the van needed to be airlifted by STARS Air Ambulance to Calgary, after suffering serious, life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the truck, a 60-year-old woman, was airlifted by HALO to hospital with serious injuries.

In the news release from RCMP, they say roads at the time of the collision were snow covered and icy, with blowing snow in the area.

Traffic has returned to normal.

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