Five people dead, child in life-threatening condition after two-vehicle crash in northern Alberta

Five people dead in crash

RCMP say five people have died in a two-vehicle collision in northern Alberta.

Officers in High Prairie, Faust and Red Earth Creek responded to a serious crash on Highway 750 around 7 p.m. Sunday.

Mounties say the initial investigation suggests a pickup truck was driving north in the southbound lanes and hit a minivan.

Both people in the truck, a 36-year-old man from Loon Lake and a 30-year-old woman from Slave Lake, were found dead at the scene.

Police say three of the four occupants of the minivan — a 65-year-old woman, 51-year-old woman and an 11-year old boy from Whitefish First Nation — were killed.

A five-year-old boy, who is also from the First Nation, was airlifted to hospital in serious, life-threatening condition.

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