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Fatal Collision North of Sundre Claims 2nd Person

Thursday, April 26th 2012 07:00

A 75 year old female from the Sundre area and a 63 year old male from the Rocky Mountain House area perished as a result of their 2 vehicle collision yesterday afternoon north of Sundre on Highway 22.

RCMP responded to a serious collision north of Sundre between a Ford Fusion and a Ford Escape on Wednesday.

Mounties were dispatched at about 1:45 yesterday afternoon.

The 75 year old female driver from the Sundre area was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 63 year old male occupant of the other vehicle was transported by STARS air ambulance to hospital in Calgary with significant injuries.

Sundre RCMP were notified last night by the Medical Examiners' Office that the man had succumbed to his injuries and passed away.

Police say there was only one occupant in each vehicle.

The cause of the collision is under investigation - however, alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

Mounties would like to remind motorists to pay attention when driving, and be aware of your surroundings at all times.

According to Mounties, Highway 22 north of Sundre remained closed as a result of the collision until shortly after 6pm.

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