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Alcohol, speed under investigation as factors in deadly Mill Woods crash

Edmonton police investigate a fatal crash in the area of 38 Avenue between 55 Street and 57 Street just before 2 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Charles Taylor, Global News

Edmonton police are investigating alcohol and speed as factors in a collision early Thursday morning in the city’s southeast that left one person dead.

The crash happened in the area of 38 Avenue between 55 Street and 57 Street just before 2 a.m.

Edmonton police said it was reported that a Mitsubishi Lancer was heading east on 38 Avenue when it collided with two parked vehicles — a Chevrolet Monte Carlo and a Dodge Journey. Neither parked car was occupied at the time.

Edmonton fire crews were also called to the scene and pulled two passengers — a 23-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man — from the vehicle. Both people were taken to hospital where the woman died of her injuries, police said.

The man was treated and released.

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The 30-year-old man driving the vehicle and another 29-year-old man who was a passenger in the vehicle were not injured, police said.

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Police said the woman who died was sitting in the front passenger seat of the vehicle.

Edmonton police investigate a fatal collision along 38 Avenue near 55 Street Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Charles Taylor, Global News
Edmonton police investigate a fatal collision along 38 Avenue near 55 Street Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Charles Taylor, Global News
Edmonton police investigate a fatal collision along 38 Avenue near 55 Street Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Charles Taylor, Global News
Edmonton police investigate a fatal crash in the area of 38 Avenue between 55 Street and 57 Street just before 2 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Charles Taylor, Global News
Edmonton police investigate a fatal crash in the area of 38 Avenue between 55 Street and 57 Street just before 2 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Charles Taylor, Global News

— With files from Jeff Creswell, Global News. 

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