April 28, 2014 8:36 pm

Man killed after car collides with tractor trailer in north-central Edmonton

View of the fatal crash from our Global 1 helicopter.

Global News

EDMONTON – Police say alcohol may have been a factor in a fatal crash in the Kingsway area Monday afternoon.

Police say a Honda Civic was travelling east on Kingsway, when it reportedly tried to make a left turn onto Princess Elizabeth Avenue. It was at that point that it was struck by a westbound tractor trailer, which police say had the right-of-way.

It happened around 5:40 p.m.

A 27-year-old man, who was a passenger in the Honda, died at the scene. Police are not releasing his name until the family is contacted.

The 27-year-old female driver was taken to hospital with what are now said to be minor injuries. Charges are pending against her.

The driver of the tractor trailer, also 27, was not injured in the crash.

Fatal crash on Princess Elizabeth Ave. and Kingsway Ave. Monday afternoon

Michael Gordon, Global News

Both vehicles have been seized for mechanical inspection.

The area was shut down for hours as police investigated the fatal collision. It was expected to re-open after 11 p.m.

 

 

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