In the Alberta Peace, the RCMP in Valleyview will need the help of a medical examiner, to figure out how many people were involved in a deadly crash shortly before 7 o’clock yesterday morning.
Police say the two-vehicle crash was so severe that investigators could not determine how many people were in one vehicle, which they also can’t identify.
It was heading westbound on Highway 43, near Range Road 252, and it’s believed it crossed the centre line striking a five ton cube van head on, about 80 kilometers east of Grande Prairie.
The driver of the van, a 33-year-old man from Hinton, was not injured, but was forced to cut himself out of his seatbelt as a post-crash-fire intensified.
Meantime, shortly before seven o’clock this morning, four people suffered minor injuries in a two vehicle crash, just 5 kilometers north of Grande Prairie, at the entrance to Clairmont on Highway 2.
A 31 year old Grande Prairie woman was the lone occupant of a vehicle, that collided with a truck carrying three men from Devon, all in their twenties.
The RCMP says the woman stopped at stop sign, but then proceeded to make a left hand turn crossing in front of the truck.
Charges are pending under the Traffic Safety Act, for failing to proceed safely after stopping.