Ten vehicle crash kills one near Oyen Alberta Tuesday afternoon

Oyen, Alberta RCMP say ten vehicles were involved in a fiery crash on Highway 9 around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

There were seven passenger vehicles and three semi-trucks involved in the crash.

One of the semi-trucks was hauling fuel and the fuel ignited causing several vehicle to catch fire.

A second semi was hauling butane and the RCMP say the collision area was consumed with flames.

The Hamlet of Chinook was evacuated , one person was killed, two of the more seriously injured were flown to hospital and seven others were taken by ground ambulance.

The fire was put out around 8:00 p.m. Tuesday night and people were allowed to return to their homes.

Hazmat teams are expected on the scene later Tuesday morning to help with the clean-up which, due to its complexity, is expected to last until noon today which means traffic is being re-routed.

Oyen is about 100 kilometers west of Kindersley.


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