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Driver killed in highway crash south of Calgary on Tuesday

Emergency crews respond to a fatal crash on Highway 2 at 306 Avenue East on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Global News

One person was killed in a crash on Highway 2 south of Calgary on Tuesday.

Emergency crews were called to a two-vehicle collision between a truck and a sedan at 306 Avenue E, between De Winton and Okotoks, just after 5 a.m.

Emergency crews respond to a fatal crash on Highway 2 at 306 Avenue East on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Global News

RCMP said a pickup truck was heading south on Highway 2 when it collided with a car that was heading east on 306 Avenue E.

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The driver of the car, a 59-year-old Okotoks man, died from injuries suffered in the collision. Okotoks RCMP said the victim was the sole occupant of that vehicle.

The 36-year-old Calgary man driving the pickup suffered minor injuries, according to RCMP. EMS said the driver declined assistance from paramedics.

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The collision forced RCMP to close down one lane of southbound Highway 2 as collision analysts investigated, but the highway reopened to traffic later Tuesday.

The town of Okotoks is located approximately 18 kilometres south of Calgary.

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