(File photo)

Man killed, five injured, including three children, in Morinville, Alta., crash

Icy road conditions and gusty winds were reported at the time of the collision

The RCMP say a man is dead and five others, including three children, are in hospital after a head-on crash near Morinville, Alta., north of Edmonton.

They say two SUV’s collided late Sunday afternoon on Highway 44 near Township Road 535.

Police say the a driver of one of the vehicles — a 24-year old Parkland County man — was pronounced dead at the scene.

A woman and an infant who were also in the vehicle suffered serious but non life-threatening injuries.

The woman driving the other SUV, along with two youths who were passengers in the vehicle, were taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Police say they are continuing to investigate the cause of the crash, but note that icy road conditions and gusty winds were reported at the time of the accident.

The Canadian Press

car crash

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Town selling the aiport to Ponoka Flying Club

Agreement is for 25 years with option to buy back

RCMP on hunt for man who has skipped court

Public urged to call 911 if they spot him

Update: Local bull riders help Canada to fourth at PBR Global Cup

Lambert, Hansen manage to earn two of Canadian team’s good rides

Ponoka County wants more information prior to approving permit

Council not satisfied, wants better details about work site and other issues

Pipeline dispute: Tories put no-confidence motion on House of Commons agenda

Conservatives say they have no confidence in the Trudeau government to end the rail blockades

Carbon risk for Alberta’s public pension manager questioned

AIMCo says nearly $115 billion invested in carbon-intensive industries is on par with other funds

Worker, shocked at future Amazon warehouse in Nisku, has died: family

Colton Quast, 25, was taken to hospital and put in a medically induced coma

Via Rail lays off 1,000 employees temporarily as anti-pipeline blockades drag on

The Crown corporation has suspended passenger trains on its Montreal-Toronto and Ottawa-Toronto

Blockade supporting Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs on rail line in Edmonton

‘Cuzzins for Wet’suwet’en’ post pics of wooden crates on line, signs saying ‘No Pipelines on Stolen Land’

Higher costs should kill Trans Mountain pipeline, federal opposition says

Most recent total was $12.6 billion, much higher than a previous $7.4-billion estimate

Trudeau says Wet’suwet’en crisis, rail blockades a critical moment for country

First Nations leaders suggest it may be time to peacefully end the blockades

Falun Outdoor Classic hits the rink Feb. 22

Intense CACA action featuring Augustana Vikings, SAIT Trojans

Stettler County awaits Summer Village responses on possible amendment to Buffalo Lake development plan

Amendment could allow for more lots at the controversial Buffalo Lake RV Resort

Most Read