Police investigate deadly crash on Edmonton’s northeastern outskirts

Police investigate deadly crash in northeast Edmonton
WATCH ABOVE: Police were called to investigate a deadly crash on Edmonton's ring road on Tuesday.

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.

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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.