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Vehicle accidents result in two deaths

Two separate vehicle accidents resulted in the deaths of two Bonnyville citizens this past week. According to an RCMP news release, at 4:20 p.m. on Nov.
A police officer directs traffic in the fog on Highway 28 after a collision between two trucks which claimed the life of a Bonnyville citizen.
A police officer directs traffic in the fog on Highway 28 after a collision between two trucks which claimed the life of a Bonnyville citizen.

Two separate vehicle accidents resulted in the deaths of two Bonnyville citizens this past week.

According to an RCMP news release, at 4:20 p.m. on Nov. 24, an eastbound Ford F-150 truck turned left into the path of a westbound Ford F-250 truck about five kilometres west of Bonnyville on Highway 28.

That driver of the westbound truck was not seriously injured, but both the male driver of the eastbound truck and the female passenger were both seriously injured, requiring transport to Edmonton.

The man died before reaching hospital, though emergency care was provided in Smoky Lake. The female passenger is still in hospital in Edmonton, say police

There was heavy fog at the time of the collision, as well as moderate to heavy traffic. Alcohol is not considered a factor, and names of both the deceased and the injured parties are being withheld at the request of the family.

The other accident involved a single vehicle rollover that occurred on Nov. 23, near the intersection of Township Road 631 and Rural Route 450. Peter William Kostyshyn was declared deceased at the scene, after being partially ejected from the car as it rolled through a ditch.

Alcohol was not believed to be a factor.

Bonnyville RCMP are reminding motorists to use caution when driving in changing weather conditions, as well as stressing the importance of mandatory seatbelts.