April 24, 2019 3:49 pm
Updated: April 25, 2019 11:29 pm

Motorcycle passenger dies from injuries sustained in Anthony Henday crash

Edmonton police investigate collision along northbound Anthony Henday Drive between 111 Avenue and Yellowhead Drive Monday, April 22, 2019.

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One of two motorcycle passengers injured in a multi-vehicle collision on the Anthony Henday earlier this week has died from her injuries, Edmonton police said on Wednesday.

On Monday afternoon, police were called to a serious collision on the Anthony Henday between 111 Avenue and Yellowhead Trail.

Police were told that a motorcycle with two women on it was travelling northbound on the Henday when it began to slow down behind a Ford F-150 and other traffic. As the motorcycle slowed down, a cargo van behind the bike reportedly rear-ended the women “at a high rate of speed” and threw the two from the bike.

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The cargo van continued through traffic and hit a Nissan Altima, which had been in front of the truck, police said.

On Tuesday, the 28-year-old passenger died of her injuries.

According to police, the 47-year-old driver of the motorcycle remains in stable condition. No one else was injured in the collision.

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The investigation into the crash is ongoing, but police said no charges have been laid at this time.

On Thursday evening, a motorcycle painted white could be seen at the collision site. The roadside memorial, typically called a ghost bike, is meant to mark an area where someone was seriously injured or killed.

 

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