A single-vehicle crash on a highway near the town of Bonnyville, Alberta has claimed the life of a 55-year-old female passenger on Sunday.
According to Bonnyville RCMP, the deadly collision occurred on Highway 28 southwest of town near Township Road 603. A 44-year-old woman driving the vehicle suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to an Edmonton hospital.
Police said the 55-year-old passenger, a Bonnyville resident, sadly died of her wounds from the crash. Collision reconstruction investigators remained on scene probing the circumstances surrounding the tragedy.
The small prairie community of around 6,400 is mourning the loss of one of their own. While the cause is still unclear, officials indicated road conditions may have been a factor as winter weather impacts the region.
For a tight-knit rural town, the grief cuts deep when a life is unexpectedly taken too soon. As police continue their work, heartbroken family and friends support each other during this painful time.
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