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UPDATE: 17-year-old from Lacombe from weekend crash has passed away

STARS airlifted two patients from west of Ponoka

UPDATE

A 17-year-old male driver from Lacombe involved in a two-vehicle collision on secondary Hwy. 795 near Hwy. 53 on Saturday, Sept. 21, died in hospital as a result of his injuries on Sept. 22.

RCMP responded to the scene at about 6:30 a.m. Sept. 21. According to the RCMP’s investigation, a southbound sedan crossed the centre line and struck a northbound pickup truck.

The driver, and another teenager, a 16-year-old male passenger of the sedan, were air lifted by STARS.

STARS Air Ambulance media relations confirmed Sept. 21 that two of its helicopters had transported the two passengers to the University of Alberta Hospital.

One helicopter was dispatched from Calgary, and the second was dispatched from Edmonton.

A 54-year-old man, the lone occupant of the pickup truck, was examined at the scene by EMS and released.

An RCMP Collision Re-constructionist attended the scene to assist the investigation.

No charges are anticipated in this incident.

ORIGINAL STORY

STARS Air Ambulance media relations confirmed that it picked up two patients west of Ponoka at about 6 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21.

A two-vehicle collision occurred on secondary Hwy. 795 near Hwy. 53. RCMP, fire and EMS services were on the scene.

Two male patients, 16 years and 17 years old, according to RCMP, were air lifted to the University of Alberta Hospital.

STARS was not able to provide further information because of patient confidentiality.

One helicopter was dispatched from Calgary, and the second was dispatched from Edmonton.

A 54-year-old man was treated at the scene and released.

As of Sept. 21, no charges had been laid.

As of press time, no further information was available.

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