CALGARY -- Two people are dead and a third is seriously injured following a vehicle collision north of Cremona, Alta., Sunday afternoon.
EMS spokesman Adam Loria confirmed two of four people involved in the multi-vehicle crash died at the scene on Hwy. 22, roughly a kilometre north of the village.
There, about 3:30 p.m., a minivan and a motorhome collided.
Police say the southbound minivan crossed the centre line, hitting the northbound motorhome head-on on the driver’s side.
Three people were in the minivan, two of whom — the 63-year-old man behind the wheel and an 88-year-old male passenger, both from Calgary — are deceased.
The third person in the minivan — an 84-year-old woman, also from Calgary — was flown to hospital in Calgary by STARS air ambulance in serious but stable condition, STARS spokesman Came Heke confirmed.
Police and fire crews respond to a double-fatal vehicle crash on Highway 22 north of Cremona, Alta., on Sunday, June 22, 2014. (Lyle Aspinall/QMI Agency)
Cpl. Warren Wright of the Didsbury RCMP said everyone from the mini-van were found by emergency crews still inside the vehicle.
“It was the driver and the passenger on the driver’s side (who took the brunt of the impact) — that was the side that impacted the motorhome,” he said.
“I believe (the woman) was on the passenger side.”
Loria said a fourth person involved — a 65-year-old man from Red Deer who was the lone occupant of the motorhome — was assessed by EMS but not injured.
Wright said the Red Deer man coming out of the incident unscathed was very fortunate.
“He was up fairly high,” he said.
“It appears that a lot of the impact was underneath him.”