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Driver killed in fatal crash on QEII Highway north of Calgary

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WATCH ABOVE: A fatal crash closed the northbound lanes of the QEII Highway near Airdrie, Alta. on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Doug Vaessen has details – Mar 7, 2019

One person was killed in a crash involving a pickup truck and a semi-trailer just north of Calgary on Thursday.

The incident happened in the northbound lanes of the QEII Highway just south of the Veterans Boulevard overpass at around 1 a.m.

Airdrie RCMP described it as a “major collision,” and said both vehicles caught fire on impact.

An EMS spokesperson told Global News when they arrived at the crash, they weren’t able to get near either of the vehicles as both were engulfed in flames.

The driver of the pickup truck was pronounced dead at the scene. RCMP aren’t releasing the identity of the victim as they are still in the process of identifying the next of kin.

Two people travelling in the semi-trailer suffered minor injuries. EMS said both refused medical treatment.

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A fatal crash closed northbound lanes of the QEII Highway on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Global News
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A fatal crash closed northbound lanes of the QEII Highway on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Global News
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A fatal crash closed northbound lanes of the QEII Highway on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Global News
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A fatal crash closed northbound lanes of the QEII Highway on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Global News

Northbound traffic from East Lake Boulevard to Veterans Boulevard was rerouted for almost seven hours while RCMP investigated.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7200 or contact Crime Stoppers.

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