Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man, 2 Women Found in Car: Faulty Exhaust May Be Behind Northern Alberta Deaths

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man, 2 Women Found in Car: Faulty Exhaust May Be Behind Northern Alberta Deaths

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Faulty exhaust may be behind three deaths

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CONKLIN, Alta. - Police say a problem with the exhaust system may have caused the deaths of three people found in a car in northern Alberta earlier this month.

A security guard found two women and a man in the two-door car on a semi-remote access road near the hamlet of Conklin on Jan. 9.

Emergency medical responders were called, but all three were declared dead at the scene.

Wood Buffalo RCMP say a mechanical inspection determined a faulty part may have allowed carbon monoxide to get into the car.

Police say it's not known whether it was an existing problem or had occurred more recently.

Mounties say the investigation continues.

A police spokeswoman said earlier this month that the vehicle was turned off when it was found and the time of death was unknown. …

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