One passenger was taken by STARS to an Edmonton hospital while one person was transported to Ponoka Hospital after the van they were in rolled in the median of Highway 2 south of Morningside Aug. 12. Image: Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit

Collision closed Highway 2 near Morningside

Rollover crash sees highway closed south of Ponoka, STARS takes one to hospital

It was remarkable that no one was seriously injured or died in a crash early on Aug 12.

RCMP and Alberta Sheriffs units along with EMS and the Lacombe Fire Department responded at around 9:45 a.m. that morning to a collision on Highway 2 just south of the Morningside/Secondary Highway 604 interchange.

Upon arrival, a mini-van was found in the median after having rolled end over end. Witnesses explained to police that the van had blown a tire then lost control, which forced it into a dump truck and sent the van into the median where it rolled.

The van had four occupants with two treated on scene for minor injuries, one transported by ground ambulance to the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre and a child flown by STARS to the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the dump truck was uninjured.

Both directions of traffic on Highway 2 were closed for about an hour due to the incident and so that STARS could land.

Vehicles were detoured on Highway 2A during that time and encouraged to find an alternate route for several hours after with each direction limited to one lane in order for the RCMP collision analyst to conduct an investigation.

Traffic was resumed full use of the highway by about 1 p.m.

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