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Speed believed to be factor in fatal south Edmonton collision

A serious collision in the westbound lanes of 34 Avenue just east of Gateway Boulevard in south Edmonton on Feb. 8, 2021. Dave Carels, Global News

Police believe speed was a factor in a fatal single-vehicle collision in south Edmonton Monday morning.

The collision happened at around 10:55 a.m. Monday in the westbound lanes of 34 Avenue just east of Gateway Boulevard.

Police said a 51-year-old man driving a Hyundai Santa Fe lost control, drove onto the median and hit a sign.

Police said Edmonton firefighters had to pull the driver from the vehicle. Paramedics treated and transported the man to hospital with critical injuries, police said in a media release shortly before 11:30 a.m.

In an update just after 1:30 p.m., police said the man died of his injuries.

Police closed 34 Avenue in both directions between 99 Street and Gateway Boulevard Monday morning. The road reopened shortly before 4 p.m.

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Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the Edmonton Police Service at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone.

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