Three people are dead following a motor vehicle incident near Manning, Alberta.
On Saturday, the Manning RCMP were called to a collision at 6:30 p.m., 20 km north of Manning on Highway 35. Upon arrival police learned that 3 people were killed as a result of the collision.
A black Grande Prix with three occupants was traveling south and lost control, entering the westbound ditch. The driver attempted to regain control of the vehicle and subsequently re-entered the highway crossing into the northbound lane.
A white Honda with two occupants was traveling northbound and was unable to avoid the collision.
Both occupants of the Honda died from the collision and an adult male in the Grande Prix also died. Two male youths from the Grande Prix sustained serious injuries and were transported to Edmonton for treatment. They are currently listed as being in stable condition.
The names of the persons killed in the collision are not being released at the request of the family. The RCMP have released the ages of the deceased. A 37 year-old male from Paddle Prairie, a 25 year-old male from Westlock and a 53 year-old male from Cleardale.
The two youths are 12 and 10 years-old and from Paddle Prairie.
The cause of the collision is still under investigation and police will determine if speed, alcohol, driver error and/or road conditions were factors in the accident.