High speed a factor in fatal collision near Mt Robson

A screenshot of the Red Pass Webcam close to where the accident occurred, some 40 km from the Alta border.
A screenshot of the Red Pass Webcam close to where the accident occurred, some 40 km from the Alta border.

By: Goat Staff

Two people have been killed in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 16 east of Mt. Robson and about 40km northeast of Valemount.

Police were called early Friday to a report of a serious vehicle rollover at Red Pass, about 40 km west of the Alberta border.

Officers say when they arrived at the crash site they found a 28-year-old man and 29-year-old woman both dead.

The highway was closed for seven hours while police investigated the scene. The victims were both from BC.

Police say excessive speed is believed to be a major factor, although the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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