A 34-year-old man was killed late Monday night in two-vehicle, rear-end collision on Highway 2, about one kilometre south of the 41 Avenue SW interchange.
Leduc RCMP and Edmonton police responded at 11:30 p.m. to the scene just south of the city limits on the major highway, where a pickup truck collided with the rear end of a semi truck. Both vehicles were headed south, RCMP said.
The 34-year-old man in the passenger seat of the pickup truck died on scene, while the 30-year-old Leduc man driving the vehicle was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, RCMP said. The driver of the semi truck was not injured, police added.
The heavily damaged pickup could be seen on the highway, where debris was strewn across several lanes.
An RCMP collision analyst was on scene, along with emergency vehicles from both RCMP and the city. Edmonton police helped with traffic control while Mounties investigated.
Traffic on the southbound lanes of the highway re-routed to 41 Avenue SW for several hours overnight. All lanes were re-opened in time for the morning commute.
The cause remains under investigation.