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B.C. man killed in northern Alberta collision

FILE: A section of Highway 63 in northern Alberta.
FILE: A section of Highway 63 in northern Alberta. Supplied, Alberta Government

A British Columbia man died in a northern Alberta collision on Tuesday night.

RCMP responded to the two-vehicle crash on Highway 63, approximately eight kilometres north of Boyle, at around 8 p.m.

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A 37-year-old Golden, B.C. man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. RCMP will not be releasing his name.

RCMP said a preliminary investigation suggests a pickup truck was heading north on Highway 63 when it crossed over the centre line and collided head on with a southbound semi truck.

Traffic in both directions was re-routed around the collision to Highway 827 overnight.

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The government-run 511 Alberta Twitter account said the highway had been reopened at around 3:40 a.m.

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Boyle is about 130 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.