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RCMP say alcohol suspected after man dies, 3 injured in vehicle rollover near Thorsby

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RCMP said alcohol is believed to have been a factor in a single-vehicle collision Saturday evening near Thorsby, Alta., that killed one man and injured three passengers.

Police said it happened around 9:45 p.m. on Nov. 21, when a 2010 GMC truck was travelling east on Highway 39 near a curve in the road, just south of Highway 778.

A media release said “the truck was unable to negotiate the curve and entered the ditch, rolling multiple times.”

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The 23-year-old man driving the vehicle was ejected from the truck and died at the scene.

The three passengers suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to hospital in Edmonton.

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Thorsby is about 70 km southwest of Edmonton.