Wednesday, 19 April 2017 13:43

Oyen RCMP report indicates speed, alcohol factors in fatal collision

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Speed and alcohol are believed to be contributing factors to a collision and no charges are expected to be laid in a collision involving two vehicles west of Oyen April 18.

On Tuesday night at approximately 7:15 p.m., Oyen RCMP responded to a serious motor vehicle collision near Highway 570 and Secondary Highway 866 west of Oyen. A van that was travelling westbound on Highway 570 left the highway and rolled over colliding with a ditch.

There were five occupants in the van. Three of the occupants were ejected during the rollover and the remaining two had to be extricated from the van.

Two of the occupants were transferred to a Calgary Hospital via STARS. Two other occupants were transferred via EMS to a local hospital. All four suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The 20-year-old male driver from Saskatoon was pronounced deceased at the scene. Traffic on the Highway was diverted for several hours. An RCMP Collision analyst has attended and the investigation continues.

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