Two youth killed in Alaska Highway crash

Two youth were killed and a third was airlifted to hospital in Alberta after a crash Sunday, Sept. 23, on the Alaska Highway.

The crash happened at the north end of the Kiskatinaw Bridge around 5 p.m., when a southbound van turned left into a roadside pullout and was hit by a northbound pickup truck, according to RCMP.

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There were 11 passengers involved in the accident, all with varying degrees of injury.

Of the six passengers in the van, two youth were killed, and a third was airlifted by STARS Ambulance to hospital in Alberta.

RCMP couldn't say how serious the other passengers were injured.

Impairment isn't considered a factor, however, driver error may have been a factor.

The crash is being investigated by Dawson Creek RCMP, traffic services, collision analysts, and the BC Coroners Service.

This is a developing story, and will be updated as more information becomes available.


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