2 dead after pickup truck and car collide east of Edmonton: RCMP

A file photo of an RCMP cruiser. Sean Kilpatrick / The Canadian Press

Police are investigating a deadly crash involving a pickup truck and a small car on a highway east of Edmonton.

Early Friday evening, RCMP confirmed two people were killed, but they did not reveal the ages or genders of the victims and did not say if anybody else was injured.

Strathcona RCMP said officers were called to the scene at Highway 14 and Range Road 221 at about 4:15 p.m.

“Highway 14 between Range Road 221 and 222 remains closed until further notice,” RCMP said in a news release.

“While the investigation continues, RCMP ask that motorists avoid or detour around the area.”

RCMP have not said what they believe may have caused the crash.

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