A 52-year-old man is dead after a fatal collision involving a stolen vehicle in west Edmonton on Monday.

The intersection at 100 Avenue and 156 Street had been completely closed after the collision occurred just before 6 a.m. Monday.

Police say officers found a stolen vehicle that was travelling on 118 Avenue at 156 Street. They followed the stolen Jeep Cherokee, which at the time was travelling eastbound on 100 Avenue, and attempted to stop the driver of the car. The vehicle sped off and officers attempted to catch up but stopped due to safety reasons.

Police say a short time after, the suspect vehicle collided with an SUV at 156 Street and 100 Avenue.

The 52-year-old male driver of the GMC SUV died in the collision.

The driver of the Jeep is in hospital recovering from non-life-threatening injuries.

“The occupant of the vehicle (SUV) had been ejected and subsequently died as a result of that collision,” said Insp. Dean Hilton.

“The other occupant in the stolen vehicle was located outside of his vehicle and he was subsequently arrested and transported to hospital.”

Police say charges are pending.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team had been called due to the short police pursuit but ASIRT has directed the investigation remain with the Edmonton Police.