Drumheller, Alberta – Two people were taken to hospital, one in critical condition, following a serious collision on Highway 9 near Drumheller on Friday night.
At around 8:30pm on September 9, 2016 reports were received of an erratic driver near Ranger Road 19-3. The small sedan was said to have been crossing the center line and entering the ditch. RCMP patrols were made but the vehicle was not located. A short time later a report of a head-on collision on Highway 9 was received. The collision took place 5km north of the town. A 2006 Ford Fusion is believed to have crossed the center line and collided with an on-coming 2012 Dodge Ram. The 43 year old male driver of the Ford was transported to hospital via STARS in critical condition. The 29 year old driver of the Dodge was transported via ground ambulance in stable condition.
Investigation into the matter is on-going. Investigators are attempting to determine if alcohol or drugs played a role in this collision. Charges have not been laid.
Traffic on Highway 9 was diverted for several hours while the collision was investigated. The highway is now open in both directions.