Driver killed after truck collides with guardrail in central Alberta

A file photo of an RCMP cruiser. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Alberta RCMP say a 31-year-old man was killed in a crash in central Alberta on Monday.

According RCMP, the single-vehicle collision happened just before 10 a.m. southwest of Rimbey, Alta., on Township Road 420, near the hamlet of Leedale.

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In a Tuesday news release, RCMP said an eastbound pickup truck collided with a bridge guardrail and rolled into the river.

The driver of the truck was found in the river and pronounced dead at the scene.

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RCMP said he was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

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An investigation into the cause of the collision is underway.

Both Rimbey and Leedale are located about 70 kilometres northwest of Red Deer.

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