Two people from Edmonton were killed this past weekend when a pickup truck rear-ended their parked car, sending the vehicle flying forward into another parked car and injuring four others.
Natalia Jolanta Dul and Tommy-Lee Justin Prefontaine, both 20 years old, were sitting in their Dodge Neon, where it was parked on the right shoulder of the southbound lane of Queen Elizabeth II Highway early Friday morning.
A 30-year-old male driving a Dodge Ram pickup then smashed into the back of their car, roughly 15 kilometres west of Ponoka, Alta., while the 24-year-old driver of the Neon was standing outside.
The impact forced their vehicle forward, smashing a parked Chrysler Intrepid and injuring two children and two adults. The four were treated and released from hospital.
Prefontaine was rushed to the University of Alberta hospital by STARS Air Ambulance, but died later in hospital yesterday. Dul died instantly. The driver of the pickup is still in hospital and is listed in stable condition.
Ponoka RCMP said alcohol and speed are not factors, but the collision is still under investigation.