May 10, 2014 8:34 pm

Street racing possible factor in fatal rollover: Edmonton police

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Francis Vachon, The Canadian Press

EDMONTON – A 19-year-old woman is dead after a single-vehicle rollover in South Edmonton late Friday night.

The collision happened shortly before midnight, on Calgary Trail, just north of 55 Ave.

Police say a car was heading south along Calgary Trail when the driver lost control as she approached a bend in the road. The car left the road, hit a concrete bus bench and rolled into a service lane.

The 19-year-old woman driving the car was thrown from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead on scene.

Police say excessive speed was a factor in the collision. The driver was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision, officers said.

There was no one else in the vehicle at the time, however, the Edmonton Police Service Major Collisions Unit believes two other unidentified vehicles may have been involved in street racing with this vehicle.

This is Edmonton’s sixth traffic fatality of 2014.

© Shaw Media, 2014

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