Two people sent to hospital after collision on Hwy 845 at Hwy 512

By Lara Fominoff @LaraFominoff on Twitter
April 10, 2018 - 3:40pm Updated: April 10, 2018 - 4:59pm

COALDALE - Expect delays for the next few hours near the intersection of Hwy 845 and Hwy 512, after a collision between a tandem semi truck hauling corn, and a black SUV occured just before 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.
 
RCMP say the Lincoln MKV was travellling eastbound on Highway 512 when it was struck by the semi going northbound on Hwy 845.
 
Police say there is a stop sign at the intersection on Highway 512 eastbound, and the speed limit of Highway 845 is 100 km/hr.
 
The Lincoln was thrown into the northwest ditch and overturned, while the semi lost its load and overturned into the west ditch, spilling its load.
 
The female driving the SUV was pinned and had to be extricated by Coaldale Fire Department personnel.
 
The drivers and sole occupants of both of the vehicles have been taken to Chinook Regional Hospital with minor injuries. Traffic in the area is being diverted.
 
The intersection in the area is currently blocked to all traffic while police investigate and cleanup occurs.

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