RCMP have confirmed a 78 year old Eaglesham woman died at the scene of a two-vehicle collision early Monday morning. She was driving northbound on Highway 2 in a black SUV when she hit a blue SUV heading southbound.
The driver of the blue vehicle was a 28 year old woman who was airlifted to the QEII Hospital in stable condition. The crash happened sometime before 8:15 a.m. 10 kilometres north of Sexsmith.
Police believe the weather and road conditions at the time were a factor. All Peace Wapiti School Division buses were cancelled that morning due to icy roads.
One lane of Highway 2 was closed for several hours as RCMP investigated. Local EMS and firefighters from Sexsmith and Clairmont also responded.