11/02/2015 01:42 EST | Updated 11/02/2015 01:59 EST

Alberta Crashes Kill 14 Over The Weekend

"It really is quite an astounding number in such a short period of time."


More than a dozen people are dead after a devastating weekend of accidents on Alberta's roads.

The death toll stands at 14 from eight unrelated collisions and rollovers between Friday night and around noon Sunday.

Several other people were injured.

In one accident, four men from the St. Paul and Saddle Lake areas died when a vehicle they were in with three other people rolled early Saturday morning.

Later in the morning, three men died at the scene when a pickup truck they were in collided with a gravel truck west of Edmonton.

RCMP say investigators are looking at alcohol and fatigue as some of the possible factors in all the accidents.

"It really is quite an astounding number in such a short period of time,'' said Insp. Gibson Glavin, an RCMP spokesman.

"We've seen the single-vehicle collisions. We've seen the two-vehicle collisions. Nothing that connects them.''

Kirby Bird lost two sons and a nephew in the crash west of Edmonton.

"I'm basically feeling numb right now. We were a close-knit family.''

(CHED, CTV Edmonton)

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