Cochrane, Alberta – The initial investigation has determined the following: a cube van was eastbound on Hwy. 1, west of Morley Road, when it veered through the median and into the westbound lanes. This eastbound cube van caused a head-on collision with a white car. Simultaneously, a westbound semi was unable to avoid the collision and rear-ended the white car. A westbound cube van then struck the westbound semi.
Two occupants of the white car have been confirmed deceased. Three additional patients (driver and passenger of the eastbound cube van, and driver of the westbound cube van) were transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
RCMP Collision Analysts are on scene. Traffic continues to be rerouted away from the area through Morley Road to Hwy. 1A. Traffic is expected to be impacted for the next several hours. Motorists are asked to avoid the area. (All highways now open)
At this time, additional information on the deceased will not be provided until next of kin have been notified.
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