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Young girl killed, two adults seriously injured in crash north of Edmonton

A photo of an RCMP vehicle. .
A photo of an RCMP vehicle. . Global News/File

A four-year-old girl is dead and two adults are in hospital with serious injuries after a crash on Highway 55 north of Edmonton.

RCMP say their preliminary investigation suggests the driver of a westbound pickup truck lost control Saturday evening and veered into the oncoming lane where it struck an eastbound SUV.

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The crash happened just west of the town of Grassland, Alta.

Police say a little girl who was a passenger in the SUV died at the scene.

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The woman who was driving the SUV and the man behind the wheel of the pickup were both transported by air ambulance to Edmonton for treatment of serious injuries.

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The cause of the collision is still under investigation, and police said in a release late Saturday night that no charges had been laid at that time.