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Yesterday's two-vehicle crash in Olds under investigation

Police say drugs, alcohol may have been a factor
MVT Olds collision Sept 8
RCMP say a car, top right, crossed the centre line of Highway 2A on Sept. 8 and collided with a northbound Ford F250, far left, that was towing a trailer. Lea Smaldon/MVP Staff

OLDS — RCMP say alcohol or drugs “may have been a factor” in a two-vehicle collision that occurred Sept. 8.

Police say the collision occurred at about 2:30 p.m. on Highway 2A near the intersection of Highway 2A and 57th Street.

It was witnessed by an RCMP officer who happened to be conducting traffic speed enforcement in the area at the time.

He immediately contacted the Olds Fire Department and ambulance personnel.

“The investigation determined that a southbound Mitsubishi Lancer suddenly crossed the centre line of the roadway and collided with a northbound Ford F250 that was towing a trailer,” Olds RCMP Staff Sgt. Jim MacDonald wrote in an email.

MacDonald said both vehicles sustained “significant damage.”

Both drivers, the only occupants of each vehicle, were examined by ambulance personnel.

The driver of the F250 was uninjured, however the driver of the Mitsubishi was transported to hospital in Calgary with undetermined injuries.

Police are continuing their investigation into the incident.

Charges are pending against the driver of the Mitsubishi.