Woman dies in collision west of Stettler

Donna Ann Johnson of Parkside, Saskatchewan, aged 47, died in a two- vehicle collision at the intersection of highways 11 and 21, some 30 kilometers west of Stettler, on Sunday, Aug. 29.

A statement issued by the RCMP Stettler detachment said the pickup truck driven by Johnson’s 21-year-old daughter had been travelling north on Highway 21 when it entered into the path of a westbound passenger car, a Chevrolet Silverado, driven by a Consort resident.

“Both vehicles careened into the northwest ditch,” said the RCMP statement.

“Both vehicles were heavily damaged in the collision. Emergency services used the jaws of life to extricate the driver of the Chevrolet and passenger of the Ford.”

The driver of the passenger car was airlifted by STARS to an Edmonton hospital while the driver of the truck was transported by ground ambulance to Red Deer hospital.

The investigation is continuing. Further information is not being released at this time.

“Traffic was interrupted for several hours as emergency services conducted their investigation. Road conditions at the time were good. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the collision,” said the RCMP statement.

Stettler and Bashaw RCMP members, Red Deer traffic services collision analyst, Town of Stettler emergency services, Red Deer emergency services, a Stettler County Patrol Officer, Alix Fire Department and LEDCOR assisted with scene management, the statement said.

The collision is said

to be still under investigation.

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