RCMP investigate deadly crash on northern Alberta highway

A file photo of an RCMP cruiser.
A file photo of an RCMP cruiser. Global News / File

A 47-year old man from B.C. is dead after the SUV he was driving collided with a pickup truck in northern Alberta on Friday.

Earlier in the day, RCMP said officers had responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 43 between Beaverlodge and Hythe at about 9:10 a.m.

The driver and only person in the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene while a 50-year-old B.C. man who was driving the truck was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

“Further investigation has indicated that a pickup truck was heading northwest on Highway 43 and an SUV was heading southwest on Highway 43 when the SUV lost control, going into the lane of oncoming traffic and colliding with the pickup truck,” police said.

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The RCMP said there were poor road conditions in the area on Friday.

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The highway was reopened at 1 p.m.

The RCMP said that although their investigation into what happened is ongoing, they do not anticipate that any further media updates will be provided.