‘Significant collision’ shuts down highway in Cochrane

A main intersection in Cochrane, Alta., reopened Tuesday night following a “significant vehicle collision” that closed the road all afternoon and into the evening.

RCMP said just before 1 p.m., it appears a dump truck lost control and struck another vehicle at the intersection of Highway 1A and Centre Avenue.

In a social media post, the Town of Cochrane called it a “significant vehicle collision.”

Police said there were serious injuries and emergency crews shut down the highway that runs through the town.

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AHS EMS said two patients were transported to hospital in non-life-threatening condition: a man in his 40s and a woman in her 60s.

Traffic was being diverted around the scene of the collision.

RCMP reopened the road just after 8:00 p.m.

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