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Four people killed in crash near Taber

Last Updated Jan 10, 2020 at 2:53 pm MST

FILE PHOTO. (CREDIT: Alberta RCMP)

TABER (660 NEWS) – Four people, including three BELECTRIC workers who were on their way to a solar energy project, were killed in a crash on Highway 36 near the town of Taber on Friday.

RCMP and EMS were called to the road along Secondary Highway 875 around 7:15 a.m.

Police say a pickup truck heading southbound collided with the work van travelling northbound.

“The lone occupant of the truck, the driver of the van and two passengers of the van were pronounced deceased,” said RCMP Cpl. Deanna Fontaine.

RCMP say the driver of the truck was a 31-year-old man from Saskatoon, while the driver of the van was a 26-year-old man from Camrose, and the two passengers killed were a 25-year-old man from Edmonton and a 29-year-old man from Medicine Hat.

Six other passengers in the van were taken to a nearby hospital but their conditions are not known.

“That’s still being determined,” said Stuart Brideaux with Alberta EMS. “It’s believed some of them are in, at least, serious if not life-threatening condition.”

BELECTRIC sending out a statement Friday afternoon, offering condolences to all those involved.

“Belectric will be offering counselling and support to our employees, contractors and service providers,” Managing Director at Belectric Christine Lewington said. “We will support our contractors and service providers as they assist the RCMP with their investigation.”

All lanes on Highway 36 have re-opened. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.