2-vehicle crash on Highway 1A near Canmore leaves 1 dead

A crash has stalled traffic along Highway 1A east of Canmore, RCMP said. (David Bell/CBC - image credit)
A crash has stalled traffic along Highway 1A east of Canmore, RCMP said. (David Bell/CBC - image credit)

A "serious" two-vehicle crash east of Canmore, Alta., on Sunday morning killed one person and blocked traffic along both directions on Highway 1A.

The crash happened just after 7 a.m. Sunday around four kilometres east of Canmore, said Cpl. Troy Savinkoff. The vehicles involved were a sedan and a SUV.

One driver was dead on the scene while the other was sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to EMS.

Traffic in both directions was blocked for several hours. The cause of the crash is still being investigated.

Two other fatalities over weekend

RCMP responded to two other car crash fatalities in southern Alberta over the weekend.

On Saturday, 40-year-old man was ejected from a single-vehicle rollover and killed outside the Nanton and District Lions Campground on Highway 533 East. No other victims were located.

On Sunday morning around 7:30, Fort Macleod RCMP responded to a car crash on Highway 3 west of the town. The driver of one vehicle, a 26-year-old resident of Okotoks, was dead at the scene. Three other people were taken to hospital.

"Although unclear what circumstances it played in the collision, officers report heavy fog in the area," police said on Sunday afternoon about the Fort Macleod crash.