Woman dead after collision south of Grande Prairie
Another person in hospital with life-threatening injuries
A woman is dead and a man is in life-threatening condition following a two-vehicle collision outside Grande Prairie.
Grande Prairie RCMP responded to the crash on Highway 40 near Township Road Road 692 around 1 a.m. Saturday.
Preliminary investigation has revealed a pick-up truck travelling north collided with a southbound semi-truck, police said in a news release.
The lone occupant of the pick-up, a 42-year-old woman from Lethbridge, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the semi-truck, a 32-year-old man from Grande Prairie, was transported by STARS air ambulance to Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Grande Prairie with life-threatening injuries.
Highway 40 was closed for several hours. Police said Saturday afternoon that emergency personnel were no longer on scene, but that the clean-up was continuing.
An RCMP collision analyst is working with local Mounties on the investigation.