One Person Is Dead & 9 Are Injured After A 14-Vehicle Crash On An Alberta Highway

Police are warning people about poor road conditions.

An Alberta RCMP vehicle.

An Alberta RCMP vehicle.

Police are warning Albertans about "poor road conditions" on one of the province's highways after a huge multi-vehicle collision left one person dead and nine others injured.

In a statement, Airdrie RCMP said they were called to the scene at around 10:10 p.m. on December 27, after receiving reports of around 15-20 vehicles involved in a collision on Highway 2, just north of Veterans Boulevard at Highway 72 in Rocky View County.

As well as the police, fire departments in the area, EMS and the RCMP Collision reconstructionist are still on the scene and are expected to remain there for several hours.

Information gathered since the incident took place found there was a commercial vehicle with a trailer, five sedan cars, four pickup trucks, three SUVs and a passenger van involved.

Nine passengers from multiple vehicles have been transported to area hospitals in "various non-life threatening conditions" but one fatality was reported at the scene.

Police added that while the cause of the collision is still being investigated, primary factors seem to be a combination of weather and road conditions.

Any motorists in the area should expect delays as traffic is being diverted.

Police said road conditions along Highway 2, south of Red Deer and north of Airdrie are still poor and urged drivers to avoid travel if possible.

"Roads are snow-covered and icy, and visibility is poor due to blowing snow and fog," they said.

"If travel is necessary, motorists are being asked to slow down and adjust their driving to road conditions," they added.

This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

Charlie Hart
Charlie Hart was a Travel Creator for Narcity Media focused on Canadian and global travel and is based in Calgary, Alberta.