Update: Collision Near Black Diamond Claims Life of 17-Year-Old, Highway 7 Remains Detoured

Black Diamond, Alberta – (6:52 PM) One person has died following a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 7 near Black Diamond. The collision took place on Highway 7 approximately 2km east of Black Diamond at 3:35 P.M. A passenger car collided with an SUV.

The driver of the car, a 17 year old female from Turner Valley, was pronounced dead on scene. A youth passenger was transported to hospital in serious condition. The lone female occupant of the SUV suffered serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital.

A third vehicle was involved in the collision with occupants suffering minor injuries. They were treated and released on scene.

Investigation into the matter continues and the cause of the collision is not yet known. Traffic in the area remains detoured while investigation takes place.

Alberta Ambulance
File Photo – Alberta Ambulance

BACKGROUND:

Turner Valley RCMP investigate serious collision

Black Diamond, Alberta – (5:39 PM) The RCMP in Turner Valley are currently on scene at a serious motor vehicle collision on Highway 7 near Black Diamond. The collision took place at approximately 3:35 P.M. and involved two vehicles. The highway is impassable at this time due to the collision and emergency response. Detours have been established to move traffic around the collision scene.

Motorists are being asked to avoid the area and use alternative routes. These detours are expected to be in place for the next several hours.

An updated release will be forwarded once more information is known.

Turner Valley RCMP



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