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Winnipeg man dead after collision on Highway 63
Published Saturday, December 1, 2012 5:07PM MST
Last Updated Sunday, December 2, 2012 10:00AM MST
A 38-year-old man is dead after a collision on Highway 63 on Saturday.
Wood Buffalo RCMP say the collision occurred on Highway 63 north of Fort McKay.
Preliminary information suggests two transport trucks collided, killing one person.
RCMP confirm the driver of the southbound truck, a 38-year-old man from Winnipeg, died.
The male driver of the northbound truck was not injured.
The collision caused a highway closure and due to “extensive property damage involved, combined with poor weather and road conditions,” the road wasn’t reopened to traffic until early Sunday morning.
It’s the latest life to be claimed on Highway 63, which has been called Alberta's deadliest highway.
The identity of the 38-year-old man will not be released out of respect for the family.