Lacombe man injured in collision

Police continue to investigate a collision that took place on a Central Alberta highway.

Police continue to investigate a collision that took place on a Central Alberta highway.

On Jan. 9 at 4 p.m., a member of the Red Deer County Patrol observed a southbound vehicle traveling through a stop sign at a high rate of speed, and colliding with a westbound vehicle. The Innisfail RCMP and Red Deer Integrated Traffic Services, along with fire and ambulance attended the scene located at RR 14 and Hwy. 587 west of Bowden.

The vehicle traveling southbound on RR 14, a white Dodge pickup truck driven by a 37-year-old male of Barwell, continued through the intersection controlled by a stop sign and collided with a white dodge pickup truck being driven by a 55-year-old male from Lacombe, which was traveling westbound on Hwy. 587.

A third vehicle traveling eastbound on Hwy. 587 took the ditch on the south side to avoid the collision.

The drivers were the lone occupants of the two vehicles involved in the collision and both were transported to hospital via ground ambulance.

The matter is still under investigation by the Innisfail RCMP and charges are pending.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the collision.