November 30, 2016 12:34 pm
Updated: November 30, 2016 5:19 pm

1 dead in fiery crash on Highway 28 north of Gibbons

The aftermath of fiery two-vehicle collision north of Gibbons on Highway 28. November 30, 2016.

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A fiery and deadly collision shut down a highway north of Edmonton early Wednesday morning.

Police said it happened at around 2 a.m. on Highway 28, about five kilometres north of Gibbons near Township Road 570.

RCMP said they believe a truck was headed south on Highway 28 when it tried to pass another vehicle and collided head-on with a semi-truck headed north.

The driver and lone occupant of the truck was pronounced dead at the scene while the driver of the semi-truck was not injured, according to police.

Video taken shortly after the crash shows a vehicle engulfed in flames and video later taken by Global News after the sun came up showed the burnt-out frame of a vehicle on the side of the road.

RCMP said they are continuing to investigate what caused the crash.

The highway was closed for several hours but has since reopened.

A vehicle fire also shut down part of the QEII near Millet on Wednesday morning.

 

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