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1 person killed in collision involving motorcycle on Henday

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WATCH ABOVE: Edmonton police investigated a collision involving a motorcycle on the west leg of the Anthony Henday Wednesday. – Mar 14, 2019

Edmonton police have confirmed one person died in a collision involving a motorcycle in the west end on Wednesday.

The victim has been identified as 31-year-old Marcel Murray.

Marcel Murray, 31, was killed in a crash on Anthony Henday Drive in west Edmonton Wednesday, March 13, 2019.
Marcel Murray, 31, was killed in a crash on Anthony Henday Drive in west Edmonton Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Supplied to Global News

The collision happened on the west leg of the Anthony Henday Drive, just south of Lessard Road at around 5:30 p.m.

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Several vehicles were seen pulled to the shoulder of the southbound lanes of the Henday and emergency crews were on scene.

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On Thursday, Edmonton police said a Dodge Journey was travelling south on the Henday past 62 Avenue when it suddenly slowed down. It was reportedly straddling two lanes when it was hit on the rear passenger side by a motorcycle also travelling in the right lane.

The 31-year-old rider of the motorcycle was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries.

The southbound lanes of the Henday at the Lessard/Callingwood exit were closed for several hours after the collision.

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Motorists were detoured at Callingwood Road, and police were re-routing drivers onto the exit ramp in the opposite direction.

Footage from the Global 1 helicopter showed traffic backed up almost to the Yellowhead shortly after 6 p.m. during the Wednesday rush hour.

– With files from Slav Kornik, Global News & Kirby Bourne, 630 CHED

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