September 15, 2018 12:16 pm
Updated: September 15, 2018 1:08 pm

Edmonton teen dead in Friday accident that closed Trans-Canada Highway near Revelstoke

A pedestrian from Edmonton was killed in an early morning Friday highway accident near Revelstoke, B.C.

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The Trans-Canada Highway near Revelstoke, B.C., was closed for seven hours on Friday morning for what turned out to be a fatal accident.

Police say the accident involved a westbound semi and a male pedestrian who was walking east in the westbound lane, around 25 km west of Revelstoke at approximately 1:30 a.m.

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The pedestrian, an 18-year-old Edmonton man, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Kenworth semi was not injured in the collision.

No more details, nor the names of the pedestrian or the driver, were released by police.

The highway was closed in both directions as police investigated the scene.

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