Woman dead, driver charged with impaired driving after crash early Saturday morning

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A 21-year-old woman is dead and 22-year-old driver has been charged with impaired driving after a collision in south Edmonton early Saturday.

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A police news release said at about 6:55 a.m. officers responded to a collision call near Highway 19 and 138 Street SW.

Police said they received reports a black Honda Accord was travelling “at a high rate of speed” eastbound on Highway 19 when the vehicle began to drift off the road and onto the shoulder, when it collided with a traffic sign pole. The vehicle sustained significant damage to the passenger side of the vehicle.

Paramedics treated a 21-year-old woman who died in hospital a few hours later. Police said their Major Collision Investigation Section is investigating, but did not identify the woman.

The 22-year-old driver of the vehicle sustained minor injuries.

Cameron Klatt, 22, of Edmonton, has been charged with impaired driving causing death.

lijohnson@postmedia.com

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