Oyen RCMP say 3 people are dead and 12 others were injured in a crash on Highway 9, west of Oyen yesterday afternoon.

Mounties from multiple detachments, including Redcliff, attended the scene along with STARS and HALO air ambulances.

One of the semi’s involved was carrying fuel that ignited in the crash, another semi was said to be hauling butane.

Highway 9 at Range Road 72 remains closed and traffic is being detoured as the investigation continues.

RCMP say it will likely take several weeks for the collision analyst to complete the report into the accident.