Woman dies in head-on collision

Emergency crews responded to a serious collision east of Ponoka on Highway 53 early Thursday, May 5.

Emergency crews responded to a serious collision east of Ponoka on Highway 53 early Thursday, May 5.

The collision occurred 2 kms east of Range Road 250 where an eastbound pickup collided head-on with a westbound sedan. The 27-year-old female driver of the car, believed to be from Bashaw, and the sole occupant, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The 29-year-old male driver of the truck had to be extricated by members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department.

He was transported via ground ambulance to a local hospital, but has since been transported to an Edmonton hospital with serious injuries. His condition is stable.

Traffic was diverted on Highway 53 from 7:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. The RCMP collision analyst from Red Deer attended the scene and is assisting with this investigation.

The cause of this collision remains under investigation, all factors are being reviewed.

Break and enter

Ponoka RCMP responded to a complaint of a break and enter to a business on May 2.

The store owner arrived on scene at approximately 8:50 a.m. and saw that the door on the south side was damaged sometime during the night.

When the complainant went inside, he found that the office door was damaged and open. Several items were missing from inside the office as well as approximately $1,800 in cash. The file is currently under investigation.

Theft of ATV

Police are looking into the theft of an ATV and trailer on May 6 from a residence on 58 Avenue Close.

The ATV and trailer had been moved 50 feet from the driveway. There was a lock on the hitch, which could be why suspects were not able to go very far with the property, say police. The file is also currently under investigation.

Suspended driver alerts officer

Looking suspicious didn’t help one driver found to be suspended.

On May 6, at approximately 3:52 p.m. a sheriff with the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit on Highway 2 noticed the driver of a black Mitsubishi acting nervous. It was observed that the driver immediately averted his eyes and looked straight ahead when the sheriff drove up alongside.

The officer ran the licence plate and noted that the registered owner of the vehicle was a suspended driver. The driver, who is from Wheatland County, was charged with driving while unauthorized and failing to surrender cancelled motor vehicle document to the registrar. He is to appear in court July 14.

 

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