Mounties believe slippery roads factor in two deadly Alberta crashes

 The RCMP says bad weather appears to have been a factor in separate collisions in Alberta that killed three people.

 Police say Highway 756 was slippery from freezing rain late Wednesday morning when a car carrying a 35-year-old woman and a four-year-old boy from O’Chiese First Nation went out of control and collided with a truck near Rocky Mountain House.

 The woman and child died at the scene, while two men in the truck were treated and released from hospital.

 Charges will not be laid.

 Soon after that accident, the driver of a pickup truck died and a grain truck driver was injured when their vehicles collided on Highway 2A in the Olds-Didsbury region.

 Investigators believe the grain truck went out of control at a time when there was fog and ice.

 Environment Canada had issued a fog advisory Wednesday morning for a number of areas in southern and central Alberta.

The agency had said visibility was down to zero in some spots.

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