Update #2 - Three Hills RCMP on scene at serious motor vehicle collision

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Kneehill County, Alta. – Three Hills RCMP have arrested and charged a male in connection with the motor vehicle collision on June 17, 2022, which resulted in two fatalities.

Richard Douglas Bell (42) of Elnora, Alta., has been charged with the following offences:

· Dangerous operation causing death x2

· Impaired operation causing death x2

· Impaired operation of a motor vehicle

· Refusal to provide sample

Richard Bell has been remanded into custody and will be appearing in Drumheller Provincial Court on June 24, 2022.

Update #1

Kneehill County, Alta. – Three Hills RCMP were dispatched to a serious motor vehicle collision at approximately 10 p.m. on June 17, 2022. The collision occurred on Highway 21, just North of Trochu, Alta.

Investigation has revealed that two cars were north bound on Highway 21 when the second rear ended the first, causing it to drive across the road where it was hit by an oncoming semi truck. The two occupants of the first car, a 20-year-old female and a 21-year-old male, were declared deceased at the scene.

The investigation into this collision continues. Our condolences to the family and friends of the two deceased.

An update will be sent when further information is available.