22-year-old killed in collision between car and semi in Wetaskiwin

RCMP investigate a collision between a car and semi-truck that killed a 22-year-old. The Canadian Press

A 22-year-old passenger inside a 2007 Ford Focus died Friday afternoon after the car collided with a semi-truck at a busy intersection in Wetaskiwin, Alta.

It happened just before 2:30 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Highway 13 and 814 in the central Alberta town.

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According to RCMP, the Focus was travelling east on Highway 13 and attempting to turn left to go north on Highway 814 when it collided with a westbound semi.

The 22-year-old passenger of the car died on scene. The driver was taken to hospital but later released. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.

Police continue to investigate the collision. Traffic in the area was re-routed for several hours.

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The name and gender of the person who died was not released.

Wetaskiwin is about 70 kilometres south of Edmonton.

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