Drug impairment a factor in fatal north Edmonton collision: police
Investigators believe drug impairment and vehicle maintenance were factors in a fatal single-vehicle crash in north Edmonton early Thursday.
Police said officers responded to the collision in the eastbound lanes of the Anthony Henday just west of Manning Drive at about 2 a.m.
Edmonton police communication adviser Scott Pattison said the driver, and lone occupant, was found outside the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Edmonton Police Service Major Collision investigators took over the investigation.
The identity of the victim has not yet been released.
The eastbound lanes of the Henday at Manning Drive were closed for several hours to traffic. Motorists were asked to avoid the area.
At 7 a.m., the Global 1 helicopter camera showed traffic was being allowed through the scene on the left shoulder, but vehicles were still backed up to 82 Street.
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All lanes were reopened later in the morning.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the Edmonton police complaint line at 780-423-4567.
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