Woman killed in southern Alberta semi-trailer crash

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Woman killed in southern Alberta semi-trailer crash
Fort Macleod RCMP and emergency crews from the M.D of Willow Creek responded to a deadly crash in southern Alberta on Friday that closed down a 35-kilometre stretch of Highway 519. Demi Knight reports – Oct 4, 2019

One woman was killed in a crash between a semi-truck and an SUV on a southern Alberta highway on Friday.

RCMP said the collision happened on Highway 519 between Highway 2 and Highway 23 at about 4:30 a.m.

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Fort Macleod RCMP were dispatched to the collision, located between the towns of Granum and Nobleford, and said a 31-year-old woman was found dead at the scene.

Investigators said the SUV was heading east when it collided with a westbound semi-trailer.

Crews clean up at the scene of a fatal semi-trailer near Granum, Alta., on Friday, Oct. 4. Global1/Global News

The driver of the semi was not injured.

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The collision caused the closure of Highway 519.

Just after 1 p.m., 511 Alberta tweeted the highway was re-opened to one-lane, alternating traffic.

Nobleford is located about 30 kilometres northwest of Lethbridge.

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