Street race blamed in crash injuring two young drivers

Two young female drivers from Stettler sustained serious injuries and remain in hospital after a two-vehicle crash last week.

Two young female drivers from Stettler sustained serious injuries and remain in hospital after a two-vehicle crash last week.

Stettler RCMP reported that the crash appears to have resulted from streetracing last Wednesday south of the Stettler airport.

A red 1995 Chevrolet truck, driven by an 18-year-old female, and a white 2005 Pontiac G6, driven by a 17-year-old girl, were reportedly speeding southbound on Range Road 20-1, when both vehicles entered the east and west ditches simultaneously at about 6 p.m.

“An eyewitness reported that both vehicles were being driven side by side, and well over the speed limit, prior to them leaving the roadway,” said Stettler RCMP Corp. Cam Russell in a news release.

Stettler EMS, Stettler Regional Fire Department and Stettler RCMP responded to a 911 call reporting a vehicle collision. Police said the truck entered the west ditch and struck an approach, causing it to roll several times, and the car entered the east ditch and landed on its wheels.

Both females received serious injuries and both were initially transported to the Stettler Regional Hospital and then to separate hospitals in Edmonton.

“They will definitely be on a long road to recovery with rehabilitation,” Corp. Russell said Tuesday morning.

Both drivers underwent surgery, though neither sustained internal injuries, he said.

“One driver sustained back injuries, while the other received broken bones.”

The 18-year-old was transported by STARS air ambulance and the driver of the car was transferred by Stettler EMS.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation.

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