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Lethbridge man dies in head-on collision Friday morning

File photo of an RCMP vehicle. File / Global News

A 20-year-old man was killed in a collision northwest of Lethbridge Friday morning.

Coaldale RCMP said officers were called to a head-on collision involving a Dodge Dakota truck and a semi truck on Highway 23, south of the Nobleford traffic circle around 4 a.m.

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RCMP said the Dodge was travelling south and the semi was travelling north when they collided head-on.

The 20-year-old driver and lone occupant of the Dodge died at the scene, according to police. The victim’s identity will not been released but police said he was a resident of Lethbridge.

The driver of the semi truck was not injured.

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Traffic on Highway 23 near the collision site was diverted for several hours as an RCMP traffic reconstructionist investigated the fatal crash.

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RCMP said the cause of the collision is still being investigated but the early part of the investigation indicates charges will not be laid.

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