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Woman killed as car slams into SUV at stop sign in Coalhurst

A woman was killed on Monday when her SUV was struck by a car as she waited at a stop sign in Coalhurst, Alta., RCMP say.

RCMP believe alcohol and speed were contributing factors in collision

A woman was killed on Monday when her SUV was struck by a car as she waited at a stop sign in Coalhurst, Alta., RCMP say.

The woman was stopped at the 51st Avenue intersection on Highway 3 when a westbound Volkswagen Jetta collided with her Ford Escape at about 7:15 p.m.

The 66-year-old woman, who was alone in the SUV, died at the scene.

The driver of the Jetta was taken to the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge with undetermined but non-life-threating injuries. 

It's believed alcohol and speed were contributing factors. Road conditions were good at the time.

The name of the woman who died will not be released, RCMP said.

Anyone who might have witnessed the crash or observed the driving patterns of the involved vehicles prior to the collision is asked to call the Coaldale Rural RCMP at 403-329-5080.

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