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Hinton Car Accident: Two Harry Collinge High School students killed in Friday crash at Brule Road

Hinton Car Accident: Two Harry Collinge High School students killed in Friday crash at Brule Road; School closed for students on Tuesday.

Two 14-year-old boys who died after a Friday collision at Brule Road, west of Hinton were Harry Collinge High School students.

Early on Friday evening, about two miles west of Range Road 262’s intersection, reports of a significant collision were received by Hinton RCMP. Approximately eight kilometres west of the town, close to the Jasper National Park entrance, is the intersection of Highway 40.

When they arrived, the RCMP found a 14-year-old boy had been killed in a single-vehicle accident. A second 14-year-old who was injured and in life-threatening condition was taken to the hospital but later passed away.

According to police, there was a third young person in the car who was driving and wasn’t hurt in the collision.

Harry Collinge High School statement;

We are so sad to inform you that three of our students were involved in a car accident last night. Two of those students died as a result and a third was airlifted to the Stollery Hospital in Edmonton where he is now in stable condition.

There will be no school for students on Tuesday, October 10 to allow staff the time and space to appropriately prepare for the return of students on Wednesday, October 11. On Wednesday and for as long as necessary we will have counsellors available to support staff and students through this difficult time.

Please note that The Learning Connection will be partially staffed to support those students who need to be there.
Note that there are a number of resources available for parents and kids.

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or Text: 686868
Distress Line: 800-232-7288
Helpline: 2-1-1
Mental Health Help Line: 1-877-303-2642
For any urgent needs, call 911.

The crash is being investigated.