Fatal Collision Near Bassano on Friday Claims Two from Medicine Hat

Bassano, Alberta – The RCMP continue to investigate a fatal collision which occurred Friday on Highway 1 and left two people deceased.

An SUV was traveling eastbound on Highway 1 in the left lane and collided with a car which was believed to be traveling northbound on Highway 847 and crossing Highway 1 to turn westbound. The car ended up in the ditch.

The two occupants of the car, a 71-year-old male and a 68-year-old female of Medicine Hat, were both declared deceased on scene.

The 56-year-old male driver of the SUV was not injured. There were two female passengers in the SUV, a 53-year-old and a 15-year-old. Both went to area hospitals with minor injuries.

Fatal Collision
Fatal Collision

Traffic was slowed to one lane of travel for several hours. The RCMP remained on scene until approximately 11:30 p.m.

The cause of this collision remains under investigation, although there is no indication that alcohol was a factor.

Further information is not available.

Bassano RCMP

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