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Woman dies in Highway 2A crash near Okotoks

Highway 2A has reopened southeast of Okotoks after a head-on crash that left one person dead and three injured.

1 person is dead, 3 injured in collision

Emergency crews respond to a collision on HIghway 2A between Okotoks and Aldersyde. (Submitted by Shannon Scheer)

A head-on crash southeast of Okotoks, Alta., has left a 52-year-old woman dead and three others injured, police say.

The woman died at the scene, while two men were taken to hospitals in Calgary in serious condition. Another woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

RCMP closed parts of Highway 2A north of Aldersyde after the crash Friday morning at 10:45 a.m. The highway was only reopened around 5:30 p.m.

Police say a southbound Honda Civic crossed into the northbound lane, and collided head-on with a Ford Edge.

The 40-year-old female driver of the Ford was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries, RCMP said.

But a 52-year-old passenger of the silver Honda was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 45-year old male driver and a 49-year-old male passenger were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The crash is under investigation.

Parts of Highway 2A were closed for much of Friday as police investigated the crash. (Google Maps)

Corrections

  • An earlier version of the story reported only one person injured.
    Oct 23, 2015 12:43 PM MT