Fatal collision southwest of Edmonton near Devon under investigation

Fatal collisions claim lives near Devon and in Sturgeon County on Sunday
WATCH ABOVE: Two collisions took place around the same time Sunday evening, leaving people dead both on Highway 60 south of Devon in Leduc County, and on Highway 44 south of Villeneuve in Sturgeon County.

Editor’s Note: Leduc RCMP said the crash happened at the intersection of Highway 60 and Highway 19, however the collision was actually about five kilometres south. 

The RCMP is investigating a fatal collision southwest of Edmonton near the town of Devon.

The crash happened late Sunday afternoon south of the intersection of Highway 60 and Highway 19, near Township Road 502.

RCMP said Monday a truck was heading north on Highway 60 when it collided with a southbound semi. Both vehicles ended up in the ditch, police said.

An 18-year-old woman — the lone occupant of the truck — was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said the woman was from Thorsby, Alta. The woman’s name was not released by police.

The driver of the semi was not injured, according to police.

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Police asked drivers to avoid travelling on Highway 60 between Highway 19 and Highway 39 as they investigated the fatal collision on Sunday.

Traffic control arrived on scene where a tow truck company told Global News they were going to pump out the tanker before pulling it out of the ditch. It was unclear what the tanker was hauling.

As of 3:45 a.m. Monday, a detour at Township Road 502 was still in place. The road re-opened later in the morning.

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RCMP said Sunday that the road conditions were icy in the area. There was also blowing snow on Sunday afternoon.

RCMP said charges are not anticipated.

READ MORE: People who live south of Edmonton want Highway 19 twinned after deadly crash

There was also a separate collision on Highway 19, between Devon and Nisku, around the same time of day on Sunday. No details on that crash were available.

Residents in the area have expressed concerns for several years about the dangers of travelling on the nearby Highway 19.

WATCH BELOW (Dec. 12, 2018): Two people were killed on Highway 19 just east of Devon, Alta., Tuesday evening. For years, residents have been saying the road needs to be twinned.

Fatal crash renews calls to twin highway near Devon
Fatal crash renews calls to twin highway near Devon