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Fairview man killed after pickup truck collides with gravel truck in northern Alberta

File photo of an RCMP cruiser. File/ Global News

A 78-year-old man from Fairview, Alta. was killed in a two-vehicle crash north of Fairview, the RCMP said in a news release Tuesday night.

Officers were called to a crash involving a pickup truck and a gravel truck at the intersection of Range Road 40 and Township Road 824 shortly after 11 a.m., police said.

Investigators believe the pickup truck was headed west on Township Road 824 and the gravel truck was headed north when they collided in the intersection. The RCMP did not say whether there is a stop sign at the intersection but said the pickup truck collided with the passenger side of the gravel truck.

The man driving the pickup truck suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene while the driver of the gravel truck was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Mounties said it did not appear that weather and road conditions played a role in the crash.

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Fairview is located about 550 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.

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