Hinton, Alberta – (4:11 PM) On Aug. 18, 2020, at 3:30 p.m., Highway 16, located approximately 10 km’s east of the Jasper National Park Gates re-opened to restricted traffic. Hinton RCMP, along with the RCMP Collision Analyst, remain on scene along with emergency crews and are expected to for several more hours. Significant delays are expected due to large backlogs of traffic.
Preliminary investigation indicates a pick-up truck was travelling westbound on Highway 16 and it crossed the centre line into the eastbound lane before colliding with a sport utility vehicle travelling eastbound on Highway 16. The pick-up truck’s lone occupant, a 36-year-old male from BC has minor injuries. The sport utility vehicle had 7 occupants, a 10-year-old female who was deceased on scene, and 6 additional occupants aged 13, 14, 16, 19, 44 and 56-years-old from Edmonton. The remaining occupants of the sport utility vehicle were taken for emergency medical treatment and suffered injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.
The name of the deceased will not be released. Further updates will be provided when additional information is available.
Jasper, Alberta – On Aug. 18, 2020, at approximately 10:40 a.m., Hinton RCMP received a report of a multiple vehicle collision involving three vehicles on Highway 16 approximately 10 km east of the Jasper National Park gates. RCMP are able to confirm that there is one fatality as a result of this collision.
Hinton RCMP, along with an RCMP Collision Analyst, are investigating this collision.
The area of the collision, involving both the eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 16 approximately 10 km east of the Jasper National Park gates is currently closed to traffic. Traffic is being re-routed and this is expected to remain in effect for a number of hours. It is unknown when the road will be re-opened.
Further information will be provided when it becomes available.
Western Alberta District RCMP
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