A major collision earlier today in Cochrane has sent both drivers to the hospital.

“There were two vehicles, a dump truck and a small car” RCMP Cpl. Gina Slaney explains. “We’re unsure of the severity of their injuries”

The RCMP Collision Reconstructionist remains on scene to continue the investigation.

READ: First-hand account from a Cochrane resident first on the scene of the accident.

The eastbound lane of Highway 1A, between Center Ave. and 2 Ave remains closed for the time being.

Motorists can still leave Cochrane via Hyw.1A by using Centre Ave to turn right onto the Big Hill. Vehicles entering town using the highway can continue past the scene with traffic along a dirt road on the right.