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Charges pending in QEII Highway crash involving RCMP cruiser

File: RCMP cruiser.
File: RCMP cruiser. The Canadian Press

Charges are pending against a man in relation to a crash on the QEII Highway involving a police vehicle.

The QEII Highway north of Calgary was reduced to one lane Wednesday morning while police investigated a crash between a police cruiser and a van.

Airdrie RCMP officers were called to Highway 2 south of Highway 72 near Crossfield, Alta., at around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The crash happened in the northbound lanes of the highway.

In a news release sent out just before 10 a.m., RCMP said delays in the area can be expected “for several hours” as they investigate.

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By 2 p.m., the highway was reopened and traffic was flowing as normal, RCMP said in an update.

RCMP said the officer in the police cruiser was assessed on scene by EMS, while the driver of the van was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The town of Crossfield is located about 30 kilometres north of Calgary.