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1 person killed in collision west of Edmonton: RCMP

Parkland County RCMP said a collision on Highway 16 and Highway 779 was fatal, Sunday, June 6, 2021. Global News

Parkland County RCMP said first responders were called to a fatal collision west of Edmonton Sunday evening.

RCMP said they received a call about the crash on Highway 16 and Highway 779 at around 7:30 p.m.

Police said preliminary information has revealed the driver of a three-wheeled motorcycle collided with a pickup truck while travelling westbound on Highway 16. The driver of the motorcycle died at the scene, while the driver of the truck was not injured, RCMP said.

RCMP said a collision on Highway 16 west of Edmonton was fatal Sunday evening, June 6, 2021. Global News

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RCMP said the investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing but alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

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A collision reconstructionist was on scene helping with the investigation.

Highway 16 westbound was reduced to one lane around the scene as of 9 p.m. At 10:30 p.m., RCMP said the highway was open for travel.

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The identity of the victim has not been released.

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