Woman killed in four-vehicle crash south of Lac La Biche

A 66-year-old woman died Wednesday in a four-vehicle collision on Highway 36 south of Lac La Biche, RCMP say.

Traffic was diverted for about four hours after the crash but the roads have since reopened.

RCMP said the preliminary investigation indicates a car southbound on Highway 36 crossed into oncoming traffic at about 11 a.m. Three northbound vehicles — a car, a truck and a transport truck —  were damaged in the collision.

The driver of the southbound car later died in hospital, police said.

Three of the four male occupants of the northbound car suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries. Two were transferred by ambulance to a local hospital and the third was flown by STARS to Edmonton.

The drivers of the two trucks were not injured.

The crash was the second serious one in northern Alberta in less than a day.

A spectacular collision between a farm tractor and a semi hauling two tanker trailers closed Highway 44 north of Westlock on Tuesday night. 

The farm tractor was crossing Highway 44 near Township Road 614 at about 8:30 p.m. when it was hit by the truck hauling liquefied petroleum gas, RCMP said in a news release Wednesday.

A tanker filled with liquefied petroleum gas blocked the highway, but remained intact. (RCMP)

A second truck following the tanker struck one of the trailers that remained on the highway.

Both lanes of Highway 44 were still being rerouted around the scene Wednesday afternoon while a hazmat team emptied the tankers. No gas leaked from the tankers, police said.

The drivers of the first truck and the tractor were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries, police said. The driver of the second truck was not injured.

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Sherwood Park

Sherwood Park is a large hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Strathcona County that is recognized as an urban service area.[7] It is located adjacent to the City of Edmonton’s eastern boundary,[8] generally south of Highway 16 (Yellowhead Trail), west of Highway 21 and north of Highway 630 (Wye Road).[9] Other portions of Sherwood Park extend beyond Yellowhead Trail and Wye Road, while Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216) separates Refinery Row to the west from the balance of the hamlet to the east.[9]

Sherwood Park was established in 1955 on farmland of the Smeltzer family, east of Edmonton. With a population of 70,618 in 2016,[6] Sherwood Park has enough people to be Alberta’s seventh largest city, but technically retains the status of a hamlet. The Government of Alberta recognizes the Sherwood Park Urban Service Area as equivalent to a city.


Sherwood Park, originally named Campbelltown, was founded by John Hook Campbell and John Mitchell in 1953 when the Municipal District of Strathcona No. 83 approved their proposed development of a bedroom community east of Edmonton. The first homes within the community were marketed to the public in 1955. Canada Post intervened on the name of Campbelltown due to the existence of several other communities in Canada within the same name, so the community’s name was changed to Sherwood Park in 1956.

The Sherwood Park Urban Service Area is located in the Edmonton Capital Region along the western edge of central Strathcona County adjacent to the City of Edmonton.[8] The majority of the community is bound by Highway 16 (Yellowhead Highway) to the north, Highway 21 to the east, Highway 630 (Wye Road) to the south, and Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216) to the west. The Refinery Row portion of Sherwood Park is located across Anthony Henday Drive to the west, between Sherwood Park Freeway and Highway 16. Numerous developments fronting the south side of Wye Road, including Wye Gardens, Wye Crossing, Salisbury Village and the Estates of Sherwood Park, are also within the community. Lands north of Highway 16 and south of Township Road 534/Oldman Creek between Range Road 232 (Sherwood Drive) to the west and Highway 21 to the east are also within the Sherwood Park urban service area.

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