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RCMP investigate fatal pedestrian collision on QEII south of Edmonton

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WATCH ABOVE: A portion of the QEII highway was closed south of Edmonton Friday morning, after a pedestrian was hit and killed near Leduc. – Oct 1, 2021

Alberta RCMP are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision south of Edmonton, which led to the closure of a portion of the Queen Elizabeth II Highway for several hours Friday morning.

RCMP said they received a call at around 6:45 a.m. about the collision involving a pedestrian on Highway 2, south of the Highway 2A exit.

RCMP said preliminary investigation has revealed that a truck was heading north on the highway when it struck a woman who was walking in the driving lane.

Police said the 31-year-old woman, from Edmonton, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 50-year-old man driving the truck and a 28-year-old male passenger were not injured, police said.

The northbound lanes of the QEII were closed at Glen Park Road, which is about seven kilometres south of Leduc. At 11:14 a.m., RCMP said the roadway had since reopened.

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Leduc RCMP’s integrated traffic unit and an RCMP collision analyst continue to investigate, but police say no further updates are anticipated.

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RCMP investigate a fatal pedestrian collision along the QEII Highway south of Edmonton near the Millet exit south of Leduc Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. Global News
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RCMP investigate a fatal pedestrian collision along the QEII Highway south of Edmonton near the Millet exit south of Leduc Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. Global News
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RCMP investigate a fatal pedestrian collision along the QEII Highway south of Edmonton near the Millet exit south of Leduc Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. Global News

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