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1 dead, 2 injured in head-on crash southwest of Edmonton

RCMP investigate a serious two-vehicle crash on Highway 39 west of Calmar, Alta. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019.
RCMP investigate a serious two-vehicle crash on Highway 39 west of Calmar, Alta. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Dean Twardzik, Global News

One person is dead and two others were injured in a head-on collision southwest of Edmonton Wednesday morning.

At around 7:30 a.m., Leduc RCMP were called to the crash on Highway 39 between range roads 272 and 273. The scene was located about three kilometres west of Calmar, Alta.

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Police said a truck and a car were involved in the crash.

Photos from the scene showed a pickup truck with front-end damage stopped on the road. The car appeared to have rolled into the ditch.

The 61-year-old man driving the car was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The passenger in the car was taken to hospital via STARS Air Ambulance with life-threatening injuries, RCMP said in a media release Wednesday afternoon.

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The 72-year-old woman driving the truck was taken to hospital with serious injuries, police said.

Traffic along Highway 39 near the crash site was rerouted for several hours but reopened Wednesday afternoon.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.