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Road conditions result in Athabasca crash

Three injured in afternoon accident

ATHABASCA – Emergency crews responded to a collision between a minivan and a truck on 1 University Drive in Athabasca at 2:37 p.m. Feb. 15.

The minivan was leaving the Multiplex/Athabasca University area and lost control on a curve impacting the truck that was heading up the hill, pushing it into the guardrail.

"We had to extricate one person from the minivan," said Athabasca fire chief Travis Shalapay. "Three people were sent to hospital, one with signifigant injuries."

Shalapay added that road conditions were a factor in the accident and the road remained closed to traffic until after 4:30 p.m.

Two females and one male youth were sent to hospital and the remainder of the people in the vehicles were released from the scene.

Heather Stocking,
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About the Author: Heather Stocking

Heather Stocking a reporter at the Athabasca Advocate, a weekly paper in Northern Alberta. Heather covers all aspects of the news in and around Athabasca and Boyle as well as other small communities.
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