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Man and woman killed in fatal collision near Slave Lake

RCMP are investigating after a collision near Slave Lake resulted in two deaths.
RCMP are investigating after a collision near Slave Lake resulted in two deaths. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Lee Brown

A collision between a sedan and SUV vehicle on Highway 2 northwest of Slave Lake resulted in two deaths on Sunday, according to RCMP.

The crash happened at Highway 2 and Range Road 73, at 9 Mile Bridge, around 12:30 p.m.

RCMP confirmed a 23-year-old man and 23-year-old woman were pronounced dead at the scene. Police did not say if there were any other people in each vehicle.

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An RCMP collision analyst is assisting in the investigation, which is in the preliminary stage.

Traffic was being rerouted through the hamlets of Wide Water and Wagner, however in an update shortly after midnight Monday RCMP said Highway 2 had reopened.

The road conditions near the crash were described as icy and motorists were asked to avoid the area.

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The scene of the crash was about 10 kilometres northwest of Slave Lake.