RCMP probes fatal Wetaskiwin crash; man airlifted to hospital after Whitecourt crash

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Mounties are investigating after a 41-year-old man died in a crash Friday morning near Wetaskiwin south of Edmonton.

RCMP said in a Monday news release police were called about a serious crash on Highway 2A near Township Road 472 around 9 a.m. on Friday.

Investigators found a car was going north in an “erratic manner” and went into oncoming traffic, according to a news release. The car crashed into a gravel truck going south on Highway 2A.

The 41-year-old driver was the car’s only occupant. Police aren’t releasing his name.

The driver, and sole occupant of the gravel truck, was sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Meanwhile, a 39-year-old man was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a different crash in Whitecourt, northwest of Edmonton, on Sunday.

Whitecourt RCMP said in a Monday news release officers were called just after 3 p.m. about a two-vehicle crash at 55 Avenue and Dahl Drive in Whitecourt.

The preliminary investigation found a car was going west on 55 Avenue when there was a crash with an SUV going north at the intersection, police say.

The car’s driver and sole occupant, a 39-year-old man, was brought by STARS to hospital. The SUV’s driver, an 18-year-old woman, had minor injuries and later went to hospital.

Whitecourt RCMP and collision analysts are still investigating.

lboothby@postmedia.com

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