Police investigating collision on the north side, one confirmed dead
Published Monday, October 24, 2016 5:25PM MDT Last Updated Monday, October 24, 2016 8:51PM MDT
EPS and Edmonton Fire Rescue crews on the scene of a collision in the area of 97 St. and 160 Ave. on Monday, October 24, 2016.
Edmonton police said late Monday afternoon that a section of roadway on the city’s north side had been shut down due to a fatal collision.
Police said just before 5 p.m. Monday that officers were investigating a collision in the area of 97 Street and 160 Avenue.
A blue Nissan Xterra was travelling northbound on 97 Street when it was allegedly struck from behind by a white Infiniti G37. The impact caused the Nissan to catch fire, and both vehicles veered into the ditch.
The driver of the Infiniti, a man in his 20s, was taken to hospital with non-life threating injuries.
The driver of the Nissan, a middle aged woman, was pronounced dead on the scene. Officials are working to notify next of kin.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Charges are pending against the driver of the Infiniti, as alcohol and speed are believed to be contributing factors in the collision.
The area was reopened to traffic just before 7 p.m.
This is Edmonton’s 23rd traffic fatality of 2016.
Police are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to contact EPS at 780-423-4567 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477