Smoky Lake man killed in accident
A 62-year old man from Smoky Lake was killed in a two vehicle crash near Conklin on Sunday evening.
The accident occurred on Highway 881, just outside the northern Alberta town at just before 6 p.m. Witnesses to the crash told police that a southbound passenger van crossed the centre line and struck a northbound car. The victim was driving the car; he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the van, a 41-year old woman from Edmonton and a male passenger, a 40-year old man from Conklin were both taken to Northern Lights Regional Health Centre in Fort McMurray with non life-threatening injuries.
At this time, police believe that the snowy roads may have been a contributing factor in the collision. Highway 661 had to be shut down for several hours to investigate the crash, but has since been re-opened.
The RCMP are reminding motorists to drive safely and to be aware of the ever-changing weather and road conditions that winter brings.