Head-on collision on Highway 2

Collision may have been caused by distraction: police

  • Nov. 24, 2015 3:00 p.m.

The Wetaskiwin RCMP are investigating a collision that occurred on Saturday November 21st, 2015 on highway 2 near the Millet overpass. At approximately 5:00 pm that day an independent witness described seeing a Ford Freestyle in the south bound lane ahead of him drift towards the west ditch, then quickly corrected the direction and drive right into the east ditch, across the meridian, into the north bound lane where it collided with a north bound SAAB. The Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services were also on scene. The driver of the Freestyle was the lone passenger of that vehicle, the SAAB had two passengers. All three sustained minor injuries. As a result of this collision highway 2 north bound lanes were closed for some time.

This cause of this collision is still under investigation; however police are confident that speed or alcohol are not factors. Evidence suggests that the driver may have been distracted, no charges have been laid at this time.