A head-on crash between a pickup truck and a car on the east end of Edson, Alta. has left a 23-year-old man dead, the RCMP said on Wednesday night.
In a news release, police said a Honda Civic was headed west on Highway 16 when it collided with a Dodge Ram heading east. They said the crash happened near an overpass at about 3:30 p.m.
The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene while the driver of the pickup truck suffered minor injuries. Nobody else was in the vehicles, police said.
The RCMP said an investigation into what caused the crash is ongoing.
Earlier in the evening, Edson Mayor Kevin Zahara tweeted the highway was shut down due to a serious collision and that the stretch of road would be “closed for some time.”
Please be advised that there has been a serious collision on the east end of Edson on the overpass. Both east and westbound Hwy 16 will be closed for some time. Detours in place and expect delays. #abroads
— Kevin Zahara (@kevinzahara) June 13, 2018
According to Alberta Transportation, the highway is closed at 25 Street.
Hwy16 at 25 St, in Edson – CLOSED due to MVC – both EB and WB traffic affected. Detour in place. Expect major delays. (4:06pm) #ABRoads
— 511 Alberta (@511Alberta) June 13, 2018
Edson is located about 200 kilometres west of Edmonton.
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