Redwater, Alberta – On April 16, 2017 at approximately 9:15 a.m., Redwater RCMP responded to a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 38 and Range Road 212 southeast of Redwater. A truck was travelling westbound when it stopped and was rear ended by a passenger van. Occupants of both vehicles were known to each other and were travelling together.
The passenger van had eight occupants inside. Three of the occupants suffered minor non-life threatening injuries and were transported via EMS to local hospital and released. Four other occupants received medical treatment while attending the hospital. One male passenger suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries and was transported via STARS to an Edmonton hospital.
The two occupants of the truck were not injured.
Tragically, the 28-year-old male passenger from Quebec that was transported to the Edmonton hospital later succumb to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.
Traffic was diverted for several hours while police investigated. The investigation continues and the name of the deceased male will not be released.