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RCMP Jasper – Fatality collision – Four victims – update – hwy is re-opened

RCMP - Crest-insigneJasper, Alberta – On July 9, 2014 at approximately 7:00 p.m., Jasper RCMP officers were dispatched to a serious motor vehicle collision approximately 25 kilometres south on Highway 93.

Early investigation indicates that a car travelling south bound and carrying three occupants collided head on with a motorhome which was travelling north bound. The three occupants of the car, a 47-year-old father and husband, his 42-year-old wife and mother, and their 15-year-old son all perished in the collision. The passenger of the motorhome, a 79-year-old woman also died in the collision. The driver of the motorhome, husband of the deceased 79-year-old woman, was airlifted via STARS to an Edmonton hospital and is in serious conditions.

All five occupants are from out of country and efforts are being made to notify their families. Their nationalities will not be shared at this time.

Jasper emergency services as well as Parks Canada Wardens assisted in this matter. The RCMP traffic analyst is attending and an investigation in underway.

Highway 93 was closed in that area and motorists were re-routed via Highway 93A. The highway reopened at 0430 today.

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