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Highway Department Reports Fatal Accidents

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Three people are dead and one is injured after the Highway Department reported two accidents in oil country.

Near New Town, a man is dead after rear-ending a parked vehicle.

Frederick Hale, 53, was driving north on Highway 22, on April 24, when he struck the back of a trailer attached to an semi being fixed on the side of the roadway.

Hale was ejected from the vehicle because he was not wearing his seatbelt.

Authorities believe alcohol was involved.

Another accident resulted in the death of a 39-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man, both from Mandaree, on April 26.

Corrina Larocque was heading south on Highway 22 when she failed to negotiate a curve and collided head-on with a tow truck.     

Larocque and her passenger, Ricky Finley, died on impact.

The tow truck driver, Mark Estavanik, was taken to Stanley where he was treated for minor injuries.

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