Three people died in a serious head on collision between a Toyota SUV and a Chevy pickup south of Ponoka on Highway 2 Saturday

Three people died in a serious head on collision between a Toyota SUV and a Chevy pickup south of Ponoka on Highway 2 Saturday

Triple fatality after head-on collision on Highway 2

Three people died and one was sent to hospital after a head on collision on Highway 2.

Three people died and one was sent to hospital after a head on collision on Highway 2 Saturday, June 26.

At approximately 4:45 pm officers responded to a two vehicle collision involving a Toyota SUV and Chevy pickup. Three people were confirmed deceased on scene and one occupant was transported to Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre with undetermined injuries.

An RCMP Collision analyst was on scene to determine the cause of the incident that closed the northbound lanes of Highway 2 for several hours. Ponoka and Blackfalds detachment officers attended the scene to assist with traffic flow.

Police determined that a southbound truck, a Chevy crossed the median into the path of a northbound vehicle. Two females in the northbound SUV were pronounced deceased on scene. A female from the southbound truck was also deceased at the scene. A male from the southbound truck has been admitted to hospital and is listed in stable condition.

Serious injuries result from moose versus car collision

Emergency crews and STARS Air Ambulance were called in Thursday, June 25 to a moose versus car collision at approximately 11:30 p.m.

Five people from Edmonton were in the vehicle at the time of the collision that occurred in the southbound lanes of Highway 2 just south of the Highway 53 overpass.

The collision with the moose was so strong that the roof of the vehicle was ripped off. Members of the Ponoka Fire Department worked to free the driver who was sent by STARS Air Ambulance to a hospital believed to be in Edmonton.

Officers say the driver received serious injuries but is reported to be in stable condition and will remain there for an extended period. A baby and other passengers were taken to the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre where they were treated and released.

The southbound lanes were closed for approximately two hours and traffic was diverted on Highway 53 through Ponoka.

The moose died as a result of the collision.

Maskwacis RCMP search yields rifle

Maskwacis RCMP searched a home on the Samson town site Thursday, June 25 and found marijuana, a rifle and ammunition.

Two people were arrested at the time with one, Tim Green, being charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm with a tampered serial number, unsafe storage of a firearm and possession of marijuana.

There were no details on the other individual arrested.