Police confirmed late Tuesday afternoon that a crash on Edmonton’s ring road earlier in the day resulted in the death of a 68-year-old woman.
Shortly after 1:30 p.m., police responded to a crash in the northbound lanes on Anthony Henday Drive between Yellowhead Trail and Aurum Road.
A Global News crew at the scene saw a badly damaged car and a pickup truck that had flipped upside down at the site of the crash.
According to police, the victim was driving a 2005 Honda Accord and took the Aurum Road exit before she started “travelling south in the northbound lanes of Anthony Henday Drive” when her car collided with a 2014 Ford F-150 travelling north.
The 68-year-old woman in the Accord died on scene. The 43-year-old man driving the F-150 was transported to hospital by paramedics, where he remains with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police shut down the road to northbound traffic as they investigated, however, one lane reopened at around 5 p.m.
Neither speed nor alcohol are considered factors in this collision, police said.
At about 7:30 p.m., police said all northbound lanes of the ring road had been reopened.