RCMP Alberta – On August 5, 2018 at 8:30 p.m., Taber/Vauxhall RCMP along with the MD of Taber Fire Department, MD of Taber Community Peace Officers and EMS responded to a collision involving a tractor towing a trailer on Range Road 17-2 south of Township Road 8-2.
The collision occurred just north of the Chin Reservoir at the bottom of a steep embankment near a sharp curve. Initial investigation shows that a tractor pulling a flat deck trailer with occupants lost control coming down a hill and rolled causing the trailer to roll on the individuals riding on it. Two of the individuals involved were able to go get help.
Eight individuals were involved in the collision. Two male youth ages 9 and 11 were located deceased on the scene, 2 youth were taken to the Taber hospital to be treated for minor injuries and another individual was taken by STARS to the Foothills Hospital in Calgary and is listed in serious condition. 3 individuals were not hurt in the collision.
A collision analyst was called out to the scene and Taber/Vauxhall RCMP are awaiting a copy of the report. The investigation is continuing.