Two dead, three injured after vehicle blows stop sign near Smoky Lake: RCMP

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Two people are dead and three injured after a 12:45 a.m. speeding crash Tuesday near Smoky Lake, say RCMP.

Investigators at the scene near Highway 28 and Range Road 130 believe the driver of an SUV travelling at high speed on the County of Smoky Lake road failed to obey a stop sign before striking a sedan driving east on the highway, fatally injuring both occupants, police said in a Tuesday news release.

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The driver of the sedan, a 39-year-old woman from Cold Lake, was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency crews  The sedan’s passenger, a 36-year-old man from Meadow Lake, Sask., was transported to hospital by STARS air ambulance but was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the SUV was taken to hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries, while two passengers of the vehicle were transported with varying levels of injuries.

Police say alcohol and/or drugs are suspected to be a factor in the crash near Smoky Lake, about 114 km northeast of Edmonton.

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