Five people sent to hospital after multi-vehicle crash south of Sexsmith

RCMP, EMS and Fire continue to investigate after a multi-vehicle collision blocked both southbound and northbound lanes on Highway 2, north of Highway 672 this morning.

Both lanes were re-opened at around 1:00 p.m.

Sixteen vehicles collided in the southbound lanes of Highway 2 and numerous minor injuries were treated on-site.

A 16-year-old girl was lifted via STARS Air Ambulance in critical condition. Her condition is now stable.

RCMP say while the investigation is still ongoing, heavy fog, weather and road conditions are likely factors. They say speed is also being investigated as a cause.

No charges have been laid so far in this incident.

RCMP are reminding motorists of the changes in weather at this time of year, and to be cautious and slow down while driving in potentially hazardous conditions, as well as to allow themselves more time due to the unpredictability of the weather.