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Child killed in highway crash near Taber

By Peggy Revell on July 12, 2017.

Medicine Hat News

One child is dead following a two vehicle collision Monday on Highway 36, north of Taber.

A Volkswagen Jetta was travelling north on Hwy 36, while a Ford F-150 was travelling westbound on Range Road 110, failing to stop at a stop sign. The truck entered the highway and collided with the Jetta.

RCMP from across the region, alongside Fire and Emergency Services and EMS responded to the collision at 9:25 p.m.

The driver and a passenger of the truck were treated on thescene and released. Five occupants of the Jetta were transported tohospital in Taber.One of the passengers ofthe car, a 4-year-old girl from Taber, died as a result of her injuries.

Taber RCMP are continuing to investigate with assistance from Lethbridge RCMP Traffic Services and charges are anticipated. Alcohol was not a factor in the collision and weather conditions at the time were light rain.

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