Police have given more details on a collision that killed two people Thursday (Nov.25) morning.
Just before 7 a.m., the Morinville RCMP, with assistance from EMS, Enforcement Services and the Sturgeon County Fire Department, responded to a collision between two vehicles on Highway 28 in Sturgeon County.
An initial investigation by police found a pick-up truck was travelling north on the highway when it appeared to lose control near Township Road 564. The truck went into the opposite lane of the road, where it was struck by a southbound semi-truck hauling nitrogen gas.
The pick-up truck was engulfed in flames and came to rest in the ditch on the east side of the road, and the semi came to a stop in the west ditch.
Motorists travelling through the area stopped to phone 911 and give assistance; however, both occupants of the pick-up truck were declared dead on the scene. The driver of the semi was uninjured.
RCMP is now investigating the cause of the collision, although icy road conditions are believed to be a factor. Environment Canada was called and coordinated the clean-up of the nitrogen gas tanker.
Anyone who has information about the collision can call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-1600.