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Two children dead in Alaska Highway crash

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Two young people were killed in a crash on the Alaska Highway Sunday evening. RCMP says a total of 11 people in two vehicles were involved in the crash just north of the Kiskatinaw River Bridge on Highway 97 around 5:20 p.m.

B.C. North District RCMP says a southbound minivan was turning left into a pullout area when it was t-boned by a northbound pickup truck. According to Energeticcity.ca, two people in the van under the age of 18 were pronounced dead at the scene and a third child was taken by STARS Air Ambulance to a hospital in Alberta. They have since stabilized.

Constable Jaime Flikweert says all other people were also taken to hospital with unspecified injuries. The highway was closed in both directions for several hours.

Energeticcity.ca also reports that while the crash is still under investigation, speed and alcohol aren’t believed to be factors. However, it’s possible driver error may have played a part.

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