Three Spokane Valley children killed in car collision in Alberta, parents injured

Three Spokane Valley children killed in car collision in Alberta, parents injured
Picture courtesy CTV News Calgary

Three Spokane Valley children were killed after a collision between a tractor trailer and an SUV in Alberta on Wednesday night.

Crews to the report of a serious two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 36 and Highway 570, south of Hanna, Alberta, at around 5:45 p.m. local time Wednesday. Hanna is located 130 miles east of Calgary.

A 16-year-old girl, 11-year-old boy, and a young female infant were traveling int eh SUV with their parents were pronounced dead the scene. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Laurel Scott has confirmed to KXLY that the family is from Spokane Valley, although the reason they were driving in Alberta is currently unknown.

The parents — 32-year-old mother and 44-year-old father — were taken to hospitals. The nature of their injuries is no currently available.

The 54-year-old driver of the semi-truck was transported to hospital with minor injuries.

“Early investigation suggests that an SUV travelling westbound on Highway 570 collided with a semi-tractor trailer unit travelling southbound on Highway 36,” the RCMP said in a news release. “The tractor trailer had pushed the SUV into a ditch.”

The identities of the deceased have not been released due to Canadian privacy laws.