Late on the evening of March 4, RCMP, Fire/Rescue and EMS responded to a head on collision on the QEII at the southern edge of Innisfail.

The male driver of an SUV was seen driving the wrong way in the southbound lane and collided with a southbound car. Four occupants of the southbound vehicle died as a result of the collision, while a fifth passenger was transported to the U of A Hospital.

SUV involved in head on collision. Four occupants were killed.
Fifth remains in critical condition in hospital. (PHOTO - CTV)

The 29 year-old driver of the SUV was transported to Red Deer Regional Hospital. After refusing to give a breath sample, he was taken into custody. Alcohol appears to be a factor in this crash.

No names are being released pending notification of next of kin.