Accident claims life of Bluffton teen

Ponoka RCMP say neither road conditions nor alcohol are believed to have been factors in a two-vehicle accident

Ponoka RCMP say neither road conditions nor alcohol are believed to have been factors in a two-vehicle accident on Hwy. 53 that claimed the life of a Bluffton teen.

The accident occurred Sat. March 14 at around 4 p.m. on Hwy. 53 at Range Road 262 when a teenager driving an eastbound pickup truck crashed into the rear of a stopped flat deck truck waiting to turn left onto the range road.

Ponoka emergency crews were on the scene and helped removed the young driver from the vehicle.

Ponoka emergency crews were on the scene and helped removed the young driver from the vehicle.

The teenage driver died of his injuries at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton where he was taken by STARS air ambulance after being rushed to Ponoka Hospital. The driver of the flatbed truck was not hurt in the collision.

The accident is still being investigated by RCMP.