One of three people killed in head-on crash on Alberta highway identified

Global News

CALGARY – Family members confirmed Wednesday that Patrick Friesen of Eckville, Alberta was one of three people killed in a head-on crash between two pickup trucks Tuesday morning.

The crash happened northeast of Rocky Mountain House on Highway 12 near Range Road 55.

RCMP believe a westbound pickup went out of control and slammed into an eastbound pickup.

Road conditions were treacherous at the time.

READ MORE:  3 dead, 2 injured in head-on collision near Rocky Mountain House

A relative has set up a fundraising page for the Friesen family on the crowdfunding website ‘GoFundMe’.

By late Wednesday afternoon it had raised $2,250 for the family to help cover funeral expenses.

A statement on the site posted by a relative in Australia reads:

My uncle was killed in a tragic accident near Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. The accident took the life of a good friend of his, as well…

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