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Woman and baby killed in highway crash

Oct. 8, 2013, Warburg, Alta. – A 20-year-old woman and a girl less than a year old have been killed in a highway crash southwest of Edmonton.

October 8, 2013
By The Canadian Press

Oct. 8, 2013, Warburg, Alta. – A 20-year-old woman and a girl less than a year old have been killed in a highway crash southwest of Edmonton.

Mounties say the overnight crash involving a sport utility vehicle and a loaded semi-trailer tanker happened on Highway 39 just west of Warburg.

RCMP Sgt. Gary Hollender says the tanker caught fire after what investigators believe was a head-on collision.

Hollender says the woman and baby were killed instantly, but the truck driver wasn't hurt.

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The names of the victims have not been released and charges are not being considered.

Highway 39 was closed for several hours following the crash.