April 17, 2019 3:34 pm
Updated: April 17, 2019 3:46 pm

Driver killed after his truck slams into house in west Edmonton

The aftermath of a single-vehicle collision involving a truck and house in west Edmonton April 17, 2019.

Morris Gamblin, Global News

Edmonton police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash Wednesday morning and are trying to determine whether the collision or a medical condition led to the death.

It happened at about 7:40 a.m. near 116B Avenue and 136 Street.

It was reported to officers that a Chevrolet Silverado truck was heading west on 116B Avenue when it went through the “T” intersection at 136 Street and struck a house.

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“EMS responded, treated and transported the 70-year-old male driver of the truck to hospital with life-threatening injuries, where he was pronounced deceased,” EPS said in a news release.

No one else was injured, police said.

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Alcohol and drugs are not considered factors in this crash but police continue to investigate the cause.

“It is unknown at this time whether the 70-year-old man died from injuries incurred as a result of the collision or whether his death was the result of a medical episode,” EPS said.

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