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Three injured in head-on collision east of Athabasca

STARS transported one man to Edmonton in critical condition Dec. 6

ATHABASCA – Three people were injured in an early-morning head-on collision on Highway 55 just east of the Town of Athabasca near Tower Road. 

The lone occupant of the maroon Chrysler Dynasty was airlifted by STARS Air Ambulance to an Edmonton hospital in critical, but stable condition according to Athabasca Fire Department chief Travis Shalapay. 

The driver and passenger in the white sedan, a cab from United Class Cabs located in Fort McMurray, were taken to the Athabasca Healthcare Centre in stable condition. 

Athabasca County regional fire chief Steve Hamilton stated the call came in at 6:48 a.m. and Shalapay added that the road was “shut down to traffic for a significant period of time” to allow STARS to land. 

It is unknown at this time what caused the accident and Shalapay noted the weather was clear at the time of arrival by the fire department on the scene. 

Heather Stocking

About the Author: Heather Stocking

Heather Stocking a reporter at the Athabasca Advocate, a weekly paper in Northern Alberta. Heather covers all aspects of the news in and around Athabasca and Boyle as well as other small communities.
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