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Car accident claims life of four-year old

Posted on July 12, 2017 by Taber Times

A child has died following a two vehicle collision on Highway 36 north of Taber.

On Monday, July 10 at 9:25 pm, Taber RCMP, along with M.D. of Taber Fire and Emergency Services, Alberta EMS, Bow Island RCMP and Lethbridge RCMP traffic services responded to a collision between a Volkswagen Jetta and a Ford F-150 on Highway 36 at the intersection with Range Road 110.

Multiple persons were transported to the Taber Hospital by AHS EMS.

The Municipal District of Taber Regional Fire Department remained at the scene of the accident to perform traffic control while RCMP officers conducted their investigation and the damaged vehicles were taken away.

At 5 a.m.on Tuesday, July 11, MDTRFD fire units returned to the fire station and Volker Stevin assumed responsibility for traffic control.

The RCMP investigation revealed that the Jetta had been travelling north on Highway 36, while the F-150 was travelling westbound on Range Road 110 and failed to stop at a stop sign, entering the highway and colliding with the Jetta.

The driver and a passenger of the truck were treated on the scene and released. Five occupants of the Jetta were transported to hospital in Taber. One of the passengers of the car, a 4-year-old girl from Taber, died as a result of her injuries.

Taber RCMP are continuing to investigate with assistance from Lethbridge RCMP Traffic Services and charges are anticipated. Alcohol was not a factor in the collision and weather conditions at the time were light rain.

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