2 killed, 2 others injured in collision along Highway 16 west of Edmonton

Two people were killed and two more injured  in a collision west of Edmonton Thursday afternoon.

In a news release just after 3:30 p.m., Parkland County RCMP said they were at the scene of a serious collision on Highway 16 at Range Road 33.

The area is located about 50 kilometres west of Edmonton, between Stony Plain and Wabamun Lake.

At first, RCMP said at least one person was dead and at least one other suffered serious injuries.

Later, Alberta Health Services confirmed two people were pronounced dead at the scene.

AHS said two women were taken to hospital in stable, non-life-threatening condition, and one of them had just minor injuries.

STARS Air Ambulance responded to the area but a spokesperson said they were not medically required and did not transport any patients.

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Two cars were spotted at the scene. One was in the westbound lanes and the other vehicle was seen in the ditch on the side of the highway.

RCMP said they will not be releasing further details until the next of kin notifications have been completed.

Traffic along westbound Highway 16 is being diverted. RCMP said they anticipate being on scene for at least four hours.

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