UPDATE: Serious collision on Alberta Highway 21 claims lives of two Sherwood Park teens

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta – The Fort Saskatchewan RCMP continue to investigate a serious motor vehicle collision which resulted in the death of two teenagers.

Last night at 9:12 p.m., RCMP were dispatched to the collision on Highway 21, just north of Township Road 542.

Evidence indicates that a pick up truck was travelling northbound in the southbound lane when it collided with an SUV travelling southbound.

The SUV had three occupants.  A 17-year-old female, and 16-year-old male, both of Sherwood Park were pronounced deceased at the scene. The third occupant, a 15-year-old female from Fort Saskatchewan was taken to an area hospital, where she remains with serious injuries. The 45-year-old male driver of the pick up truck was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.

An RCMP collision analyst and forensic reconstructionist attended the scene to conduct an examination.  Traffic was diverted for several hours and the highway was cleared for travel at 3:30 a.m. this morning.

The investigation into the cause of this collision continues and it is not anticipated that RCMP will be able to provide an update for several weeks.

REQUEST:  Fort Saskatchewan RCMP are requesting that anyone with dashcam footage from Highway 21, either of the collision, or of the pickup truck prior to the collision, please contact Fort Saskatchewan RCMP. 

BACKGROUND

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta – (9:52 PM) The RCMP are on the scene of a serious collision in the South Bound lanes of Hwy# 21 North of township Road 542. At 9:16 this evening, the RCMP were dispatched and attended with EMS and the Fire Department. Fort Saskatchewan RCMP and the RCMP collision analyst are currently on scene to conduct an investigation.

Highway 21
Highway 21

Traffic is being re-routed around the area until further notice. Motorists are asked to avoid the South Bound lanes of Hwy# 21, North of township Road 542.

No further details are available at this time.

Fort Saskatchewan RCMP



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