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Vehicle collision claims life of child

Four children and one adult taken to hospital

WILLINGDON – A five-year-old child has died as the result of a two-vehicle collision in the Willingdon area March 27.

Two Hills RCMP responded to the scene on Highway 45 and Highway 857 at 3:47 p.m. Monday afternoon. A passenger car carrying five children and one adult collided with a semi-truck, according to an RCMP report released Tuesday. 

“As a result of the collision, a 5-year-old child was declared deceased at the scene, while four children and one adult sustained injuries and were transported to hospital. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.”   

The RCMP collision reconstructionist attended the scene and traffic was disrupted for some time. The investigation continues.