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Woman killed in 2-vehicle crash involving a semi north of Edmonton

A semi and a passenger vehicle collided on Highway 18 at Range Road 242, north of Edmonton near Westlock, on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.
A semi and a passenger vehicle collided on Highway 18 at Range Road 242, north of Edmonton near Westlock, on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Cam Cook, Global News

A woman died in a collision between a tractor trailer and her vehicle on a highway north of Edmonton on Wednesday morning.

Westlock RCMP responded to the two-vehicle crash on Highway 18, east of the village of Clyde. It happened at 8:55 a.m. on a curve in the highway, near the intersection with Range Road 242.

Global News could see a Gordon Food Service semi truck and trailer jack-knifed on the road, and a heavily-damaged red vehicle in the ditch of the single-lane highway.

RCMP, peace officers, firefighters from Busby and tow trucks responded to the crash.

A semi and a passenger vehicle collided on Highway 18 at Range Road 242, north of Edmonton near Westlock, on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.
A semi and a passenger vehicle collided on Highway 18 at Range Road 242, north of Edmonton near Westlock, on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Cam Cook, Global News

RCMP said preliminary investigation revealed a vehicle was heading west on Highway 18 when it lost control and collided with an oncoming semi.

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RCMP said the driver of the semi was not injured. The woman driving the other vehicle — a 29-year-old from Edmonton — died on scene, and a dog inside the vehicle also had to be put down. Police said the victim’s name will not be released.

RCMP advised drivers to be careful as delays were expected in the area, and drive according to the road conditions. It was snowing in that area and the highway was visibly icy on Wednesday morning, Global News observed on scene.

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