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One Dead After Three-Vehicle Crash In Penhold

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By Sheldon Spackman

One person is dead after a three-vehicle crash in Penhold this morning. Penhold Fire Chief Jim Pendergast says the crash happened around 9 am on Highway 2A, about 50 metres south of Highway 42.

Innisfail RCMP say the driver and lone occupant of a Grand AM travelling north lost control and struck a south bound Honda Odossy. Mounties found the Grand am divided into two parts and its driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

In a release, Penhold Acting Lieutenant Josh Wilson said “one vehicle, a car, was blocking traffic in both directions and another vehicle, a van, was partly in the west ditch.” Wilson went on to say “The driver from the van was extricated and transported in serious but non-life threatening condition to Red Deer Regional Hospital.” A third vehicle was in the ditch and the driver was treated at the scene and released.
Penhold Fire Chief Jim Pendergast says Highway 2A remained closed until 12:30 pm, adding five vehicles and 14 firefighters responded.
Police say alcohol is not believed to be a factor, although it’s felt that speed and slippery sections may have contributed to the severity of this collision.
Innisfail Mounties along with an RCMP Collision Analyst continue to investigate but the identity of the deceased is not being released at this time.
An Update will be provided when new information becomes available.
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Update: RCMP charge 3 youth with weapon possession after incident at Red Deer Middle School

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Red Deer RCMP respond to threat at Eastview Middle School – Update Charges laid

Following an investigation into a threat at Eastview Middle School, RCMP have now laid charges against three youth.

On June 11, two of three suspects were apprehended by the RCMP and a third suspect was not immediately located.  On June 12 in the evening, the third youth involved cooperated with RCMP by turning himself in.

All three youths, aged 15, 16, 17, are facing charges of possession of a weapon and carrying a concealed weapon under the criminal code, as well as disturb or interrupt proceedings of a school under the School Act.  The three are scheduled to appear in youth court on June 27, 2019 in Red Deer Provincial Court. 

No further information will be made available in relation to this incident.

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ORIGINAL MEDIA RELEASE FROM RCMP: Red Deer RCMP respond to threat at Eastview Middle School

On June 11, 2019, at approximately 3:22 p.m. Red Deer RCMP responded to a call at Eastview Middle School after three male youth entered the school with a possible firearm.  

Eastview Middle School, along with surrounding schools, were put into lockdown as a result. 

There were no injuries as a result of this incident.   

RCMP cleared the building and the suspects fled. Two of the three suspects have been apprehended and charged with firearms related offences. RCMP continue to search for the remaining suspect. 

A replica firearm was later located. 

RCMP continue to investigate this incident and are asking for the public’s assistance. If you have information about this investigation, please call the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575, or your local police detachment. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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RCMP nab Red Deer driver doing 112 km/h on 30th Avenue

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From Red Deer RCMP: Red Deer RCMP stop driver travelling at extreme speed

Red Deer, Alta. – On June 8, 2019, Red Deer RCMP caught a driver travelling 112 km/h in a 60 km/h zone.  

In response to community complaints, Red Deer RCMP were conducting speed enforcement on 30 Avenue near 55 Street when they observed the driver driving at a high rate of speed at approximately 9:30 p.m. The vehicle was stopped, and the driver was unable to provide valid proof of insurance, or valid drivers licence. As a result of the offences, the male driver has been summoned to court to appear before a judge.

Four other vehicles were stopped for speeding at the same location and issued violation tickets. 

“Citizens making the reckless decision to travel at such extreme speeds pose a serious risk the public.”  said Sergeant Mike Zufferli with the Red Deer RCMP Traffic Unit. “These extreme speeds show a wanton disregard for the safety of others, and we continue to work everyday to address it, through enforcement and education.” 

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