Fort Vermillion, Alberta – Two young males have died and another sustained serious injuries after motor vehicle collision on the South Tallcree First Nation yesterday.
On August 29, 2017 at approximately 2:30 p.m. Fort Vermillion RCMP responded to a report of a possible impaired driver travelling through the South Tallcree First Nation. The pickup truck was reportedly travelling at a high rate of speed.
Fort Vermillion RCMP members were able to locate a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle description and attempted to catch up to it. The suspect vehicle was travelling at such a high rate of speed the RCMP member lost sight of the vehicle. RCMP were then flagged down by a motorist who stated he was nearly ran off the road by the same vehicle.
RCMP members continued patrols when the suspect vehicle passed them at a high rate of speed in the opposite direction. RCMP members were unable to catch up to the suspect vehicle but did observe the vehicle turn into the South Tallcree First Nation in the distance.
RCMP members were then met by another motorist who reported the suspect vehicle was travelling at such a high rate of speed that it lost control and rolled into the ditch. Two RCMP responding members immediately located the vehicle and began CPR and life saving measures on two critically injured occupants until EMS arrived. Unfortunately an 18 year old male passenger from Fort Vermillion and the 17 year old male driver from North Tallcree First Nation was pronounced dead on scene. A third occupant, a 17 year old male from South Tallcree First Nation was airlifted to an Edmonton Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. No other injuries or damage has been reported in relation to this incident.
An RCMP Collision Reconstructionist attended the scene and is assisting with the investigation. Victim Support Services have been dispatched to provide assistance during this difficult time for the families involved.
The investigation is ongoing.
Fort Vermillion RCMP are requesting anyone with information regarding this incident to contact them at 780-927-3258 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).
Fort Vermillion RCMP