03/22/2013 06:09 EDT | Updated 05/22/2013 05:12 EDT

Matthew Darren Kanzig Charged Following Westlock Crash That Killed Three People

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WESTLOCK, Alta. - An Alberta man faces dangerous driving causing death charges following a head-on collision that killed three people on a snowy highway.

Matthew Darren Kanzig, 46, of Slave Lake, Alta., is also charged with two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm.

RCMP say a northbound truck hit a compact car Thursday morning on Highway 44 north of Westlock.

The crash in poor visibility killed a 23-year-old woman, a four-year-old girl and a one-year-old boy.

A woman and another young boy who were also in the car were seriously injured and taken to hospital.

Kanzig, who was also hurt, is to appear in Westlock court Wednesday.

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