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Two people dead, one seriously hurt after highway crash near Red Deer, Alta.

By The Canadian Press on October 20, 2023.

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. Two men are dead and a woman is in hospital after a car crash on Highway 2 near Red Deer, Alta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

RED DEER, Alta. – Two men are dead and a woman is in hospital after a car crash on a highway near Red Deer, Alta.

RCMP say they received reports of a two-vehicle collision Friday morning on Highway 2, south of McKenzie Road.

Police say a 93-year-old man from Sundre, who was the lone occupant of one vehicle, and a 78-year-old man from Rocky Mountain House who was a passenger in the other car died at the scene.

They say a 70-year-old woman from Sundre who was driving the second car was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police say it appears one vehicle was pulled over on the side on the road and, when it tried to re-enter the travelling lane, hit a vehicle headed in the same direction.

RCMP say the investigation is in its early stages.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 20, 2023.

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