Alberta RCMP investigate serious crash on Highway 63

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Editor’s note: RCMP originally stated the person involved in this crash died, but later issued a correction to say they were in critical, life-threatening condition. The story has been updated to reflect the correct information.

One person was taken to hospital in critical, life-threatening condition following a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 63 in northern Alberta, Wood Buffalo RCMP said Wednesday night.

Police said the crash involved a semi-truck but did not say how many vehicles were involved.

In a news release issued shortly before 9 p.m., the RCMP said the crash scene is located between Highway 881 and Stoney Mountain Road.

“Currently, northbound traffic is affected as emergency crews work to assist those involved,” police said. “RCMP will have northbound traffic blocked for several hours as they investigate the circumstances into the collision.”

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Police originally said one person died in the collision, but issued a correction just before 12:30 a.m. Thursday to say the person was in critical, life-threatening condition.

The highway has since reopened.

Police did not say if anyone else was injured.

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