05/08/2013 06:33 EDT | Updated 07/08/2013 05:12 EDT

Highway 43 Crash Near Bezanson Kills Two, Injures Six

BEZANSON, Alta. - A serious crash between a small car and a pickup truck has killed two people and injured six others.

RCMP say an 89-year-old woman and a 55-year-old woman from the Wanham/Spirit River area were killed.

RCMP say the crash occurred on Highway 43 near Bezanson, east of Grande Prairie.

One of the injured was flown to an area hospital.

The others were taken to the same hospital by ground ambulance.

Police say it appears the car was crossing the highway and was struck by a pickup truck going east.

A detour around the crash site is to remain until investigators have finished.

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