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Man dead, woman hospitalized after car collides with moose on Anthony Henday Drive

Fatal collision between car and moose on Anthony Henday Drive
WATCH ABOVE: The crash on the southeast leg of the Anthony Henday killed a person and a moose, and left a Honda car heavily damaged early Monday morning.

A man died after a car collided with a moose early Monday morning on the southeast leg of Edmonton’s Anthony Henday Drive.

The crash happened near 17 Street at around 5:15 a.m. The collision caused significant damage to a silver Honda, and left a man and the moose dead.

Alberta Health Services said the man was pronounced dead on scene, while a woman was taken to hospital in serious, but stable condition.

Police said the man was 52 years old and the woman is the same age.

A fatal collision between a car and a moose happened Monday morning on Anthony Henday Drive near 17 Street in southeast Edmonton. October 1, 2018.
A fatal collision between a car and a moose happened Monday morning on Anthony Henday Drive near 17 Street in southeast Edmonton. October 1, 2018. Dave Carels, Global News

The westbound lanes were reduced for several hours, but were reopened at 8 a.m., according to Edmonton police.

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Speed and alcohol are not considered to be factors in the crash, police said.

Anyone with information about what happened is asked to call police at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.