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Fatal crash near Barriere claims two

Two people have died after an MVI near Barriere, according to RCMP Cpl. Mike Halskov.

On Feb. 5 at approximately 12:10 p.m., Barriere RCMP, Clearwater RCMP, and Emergency Services responded to a fatal collision in the Darfield area on Hwy 5, north of Barriere,” Halskov said in a press release.

“Upon arrival it was determined that a passenger vehicle and a transport truck collided head-on. The two occupants of the passenger vehicle died as a result of the crash.

“The investigation into the cause of this collision is in its early stages and nothing has been ruled out, however road and weather conditions are being considered as a possible contributing factor due to recent snowfall in the area.

“Drivers are reminded that road and weather conditions can change quickly at this time of year, especially on the interior highways and mountain passes. Please reduce speeds and drive according to road and weather conditions and consider delaying your travel plans until conditions improve.”