Man killed after car crashes into pole on highway in central Alberta

One person is dead and two others have been hospitalized with serious, life-threatening injuries following a crash Tuesday on Highway 19 near Kincaid, RCMP say. Sean Kilpatrick / The Canadian Press

Police are investigating after a man was killed in a single-vehicle collision on a central Alberta highway early Wednesday morning.

In a news release, Innisfail RCMP said officers were called to a crash at Highway 54 and Township Road 360 at about 12:30 a.m.

“Preliminary investigation revealed the car was travelling westbound on Township Road 360 when a collision occurred with a pole,” police said.

According to RCMP, the driver of the car, a 54-year-old Innisfail man, was pronounced dead at the scene. Nobody else was in the car at the time of the collision.

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