One person is dead following an accident on Highway 1a west of Cochrane,
The accident occurred when a vehicle travelling eastbound with three occupants crossed the centre line and hit a westbound vehicle, which had one occupant.
RCMP reported that officers from Cochrane and Cochrane EMS and Cochrane Fire, and STARS Air Ambulance responded to the scene at Highway 1a and Horse Creek Road. The occupants of both vehicles had to be extricated using the Jaws of Life.
The driver of the eastbound vehicle has been pronounced dead on the scene and the passengers have been sent to hospital with life threatening injuries. Alcohol is thought to be a factor in the crash.
Alberta Health has released the following information about the occupants of the vehicles. Patient one: adult male (believed to be in his 20s/30s), determined deceased on scene by ground paramedics; Patient two: female (believed to be in her 20s/30s), transported in life-threatening condition by STARS Air Ambulance; Patient three: male (believed to be in his 20s/30s) transported in life-threatening condition by ground paramedics; Patient four: male (middle-aged), transported with multiple serious injuries, but considered stable and in non life-threatening condition by ground paramedics;
The Highway has reopened in both directions. More information as it becomes available.