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Charges pending in mini-van crash outside of Smoky Lake

RCMP continue to investigate a two vehicle-collision that occurred Monday evening resulting in a mini-van entering the ditch. Charges for impaired driving are pending in the matter.
Impaired driving charges are pending following a two-vehicle collision that occurred in the evening of May 2, just east of Smoky Lake.

SMOKY LAKE – Charges are pending against a 23-year-old Saddle Lake resident after a collision occurred between a mini-van and a truck and trailer near Smoky Lake on the evening of May 2. 

At 4:53 p.m., Smoky Lake RCMP and emergency crews were dispatched after receiving a report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 28, roughly 4 km east of Smoky Lake.  

Upon arrival, RCMP members spoke to witnesses and determined that a van attempted to pass on the right side of a pickup truck that was slowing down to turn right onto a Range Road, according to information provided by RCMP Cpl. Troy Savinkoff. 

The van allegedly swiped the pickup and went into the ditch, he continued. 

Police confirm that two occupants of the van were taken to hospital with injuries but were later released.  

The driver of the van, a 23-year-old Saddle Lake resident, has charges pending for impaired driving and driving while prohibited. 

The two occupants of the truck were uninjured from the incident. 

Shortly after 9 p.m., crew members from the Smoky Lake Fire Department and RCMP still had portions of the Highway blocked while they continued to investigate the collision.