One dead, police warn drivers at crash scene

One person has died after a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 16.

Lloydminster RCMP say they were called to the scene around 2 p.m. Tuesday on 44th Street (Highway 16) and 66th Avenue. Lloydminster RCMP along with fire and emergency medical services responded to the incident.

Authorities say a preliminary investigation found a maroon Ford F150 traveling west hit a car in the turning lane at the intersection, which then led to the involvement of 3 additional vehicles in the collision .

A 20-year-old Kitscoty man who was a passenger in the car was pronounced dead at the scene, while the 22-year-old Lloydminster driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries, police say.

EMS crews assessed other drivers and passengers involved in the collision and several were also taken to hospital.

Lloydminster RCMP remind the public of driving habits around emergency scenes. They say many people were slowing down and stopping to watch the scene via adjacent service roads, which caused more traffic problems in the area.

Anyone with additional information or who witnessed the collision is asked to call Lloydminster RCMP at 780-808-8400.

RCMP and City of Lloydminster law enforcement officers have convicted several people of distracted driving and stop sign violations. They also saw several other near misses. They advise driving carefully around emergency scenes and avoiding the area when possible.