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Edmonton police charge man in deadly crash on Anthony Henday Drive

Click to play video: 'West leg of Anthony Henday closed both ways due to serious crash' West leg of Anthony Henday closed both ways due to serious crash
WATCH ABOVE: The Global 1 news helicopter flies over the scene of a serious crash on Anthony Henday Drive on Oct. 7, 2016. – Oct 7, 2016

Police have charged a pickup truck driver in connection with a deadly crash on Edmonton’s ring road earlier this month.

Shortly before 7 a.m. on Oct. 7, police were called to a crash involving two pickup trucks on Anthony Henday Drive between Lessard Road and Callingwood Road.

Police said they were told a Dodge Ram headed south on the Henday crossed the centre median into oncoming traffic and collided with a Ford F-150.

READ MORE: West leg of Anthony Henday Drive northbound re-opened after fatal crash

A 31-year-old man who was driving the Ford was rushed to hospital where he was declared dead. The driver of the Dodge suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

On Monday, police said the driver of the Dodge – 44-year-old Tony Thibodeau – was charged with careless driving under the Traffic Safety Act.

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They said speed and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the crash.

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