June 13, 2018 8:31 pm
Updated: June 13, 2018 9:53 pm

Driver killed in head-on crash in Edson, Highway 16 shut in both directions

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A head-on crash between a pickup truck and a car on the east end of Edson, Alta. has left a 23-year-old man dead, the RCMP said on Wednesday night.

In a news release, police said a Honda Civic was headed west on Highway 16 when it collided with a Dodge Ram heading east. They said the crash happened near an overpass at about 3:30 p.m.

The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene while the driver of the pickup truck suffered minor injuries. Nobody else was in the vehicles, police said.

The RCMP said an investigation into what caused the crash is ongoing.

Earlier in the evening, Edson Mayor Kevin Zahara tweeted the highway was shut down due to a serious collision and that the stretch of road would be “closed for some time.”

According to Alberta Transportation, the highway is closed at 25 Street.

Edson is located about 200 kilometres west of Edmonton.

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