Man killed after vehicle hits moose on central Alberta highway

File: A photo of an RCMP vehicle.
File: A photo of an RCMP vehicle. File / Global News

RCMP say a 29-year-old man was killed after hitting a moose while driving in central Alberta on Tuesday.

According to Killam RCMP, the accident happened just after 10 p.m. on Highway 619.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

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RCMP said the single-vehicle crash forced officers to temporarily reroute traffic on Highway 619 at Range Road 110 as they investigated.

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The name of the deceased will not be released by RCMP.

The town of Killam is located about 180 kilometres northeast of Red Deer, Alta.