Cold Lake RCMP investigate fatal collision

A 55-year-old driver died Thursday morning in a two-vehicle collision in northeastern Alberta.

Cold Lake RCMP said a preliminary investigation indicated a truck was travelling north on Highway 28 at around 7:40 a.m. when it collided head-on near Range Road 624 with an SUV that was travelling south.

A third vehicle drove into a ditch to avoid the collision but the lone occupant was not injured, police said.

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The driver of the SUV died at the scene, according to RCMP. Police said the victim was a resident of Ardmore, Alta.

RCMP said the driver of the truck was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

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Cold Lake RCMP and an RCMP collision analyst are investigating the cause of the fatal crash.

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