4 people killed in southern Alberta highway crash

RCMP say four people were killed in a highway crash east of Lethbridge on Friday.

The two-vehicle happened on Highway 36 near the town of Taber, Alta., just after 7 a.m.

According to RCMP, the crash was between a southbound pickup truck and a northbound passenger van.

Both STARS Air Ambulance and Halo Air Rescue were called to the scene.

Three people in the van – the driver and two passengers – were pronounced dead at the scene, a Friday news release explained.

A spokesperson with Halo said they flew one patient to the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge with unspecified injuries.

RCMP said the driver of the truck, who was the only occupant in that vehicle, was also killed.

Traffic in the area is being diverted along a 10-kilometre stretch of Highway 36 as RCMP investigate, and officials say drivers in the area can expect delays.

Taber is located about 50 kilometres east of Lethbridge, and about 250 kilometres southeast of Calgary.

– With files from Demi Knight 

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