On March 19, 2023, at approximately 7:00 p.m., High Prairie, Faust, and Red Earth Creek RCMP responded to a serious two vehicle collision on Highway 750, 8 kilometers South of Highway 88. 5 people were killed as a result of the extremely tragic collision. The highway was blocked for several hours while the RCMP deployed a Collison Reconstructionist.
Although early in the investigation, initial reports indicate that a GMC pickup was driving North in the Southbound lanes and struck a Southbound minivan.
Both occupants of the pick up, a 36-year-old male resident of Loon Lake and a 30-year-old female resident of Slave Lake, were deceased at the scene.
The occupants of the minivan, a 65-year-old female, a 51-year-old female, and an 11-year-old male, all residents of Whitefish First Nation, were killed. A 5-year-old male resident of Whitefish First Nation has been airlifted to hospital in serious life threatening condition.
RCMP continue the investigation which includes determining what factor alcohol may have played.
Information provided by Alberta RCMP