On Oct. 11, 2021, shortly after 5:15 p.m, Beaverlodge RCMP, along with Wembley and Beaverlodge Fire Services and Emergency Medical Services, responded to a serious head on collision involving two vehicles, an SUV and a pick-up truck, along Highway 43 near Highway 723, approximately 4 km east of Beaverlodge. Traffic was diverted for several hours while Beaverlodge RCMP, along with an RCMP collision reconstructionist, completed an on-scene investigation for the cause of the collision.

Preliminary investigation reveals both vehicles had one occupant. The female driver was heading westbound on Highway 43, and the male driver was heading eastbound on Highway 43. The 36-year-old female driver, of Grande Cache, was transported by STARS to a Grande Prairie area hospital in critical condition, where she later succumbed to her injuries. The 62-year-old male driver, of Hythe, was treated and remains in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Beaverlodge RCMP are asking the public for any information in relation to this incident. Please contact Beaverlodge RCMP at 780-354-2955, or contact your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.