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UPDATE: Fatal collision at highway 2, highway 661

RCMP say two dead following collision of truck, semi
RCMP report there is an "unfolding event" happening in the North West quadrant of the city. The RCMP are asking residents to avoid the area.

ATHABASCA — RCMP said two Albertans were killed in a fatal collision between a truck and a semi at the intersection of highway 2 and highway 661 in the late morning of Feb. 1. 

A 69-year-old male resident of Nampa, Alta., and a 73-year-old male resident of Donnelly, Alta., lost their lives in the collision near the hamlet of Rochester. 

In a media release sent out Feb. 2, RCMP Media relations officer Matthew Howell said, "Preliminary findings suggest that a pickup truck crossed into the oncoming lane colliding head-on with a semi-truck." Both the deceased individuals were travelling in the pickup truck, and the driver of the semi did not report any injuries. 

Both highways were cleared and traffic resumed at 2 p.m. Feb. 1.

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