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Barrhead teen killed in highway crash on Thursday: RCMP

RCMP are investigating a collision between a farm tractor and a semi which claimed the life of a 72-year-old man. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Barrhead RCMP are investigating what caused a two-vehicle crash that left a teen dead on Thursday night.

In a news release issued Friday, police said officers responded to a collision on Secondary Highway 651, east of Highway 33, at 9:30 p.m.

“A car heading westbound on Secondary Highway 651 collided with a car heading eastbound,” RCMP said. “A 17-year-old male driver and lone occupant of the westbound car — from Barrhead, Alta. — was pronounced deceased at the scene.”

Police said the driver and two passengers of the other car were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

READ MORE: Highway 15 crash kills 34-year-old pickup truck driver: Strathcona County RCMP

Traffic in the area was disrupted for several hours as an RCMP collision analyst worked at the scene.

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