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Semi driver killed in crash northwest of Edmonton

An ambulance is seen in this undated file photo. An ambulance is seen in this undated file photo.

One person is dead after a crash involving a semi truck northwest of Westlock on Tuesday.

Emergency crews were called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash around 3 p.m. at Highway 44 and Highway 661.

Police say the semi was southbound on Highway 44 when a westbound pickup truck entered the intersection at Highway 661.

The two vehicles collided, and the semi, which was carrying a sea-can container with non hazardous material, rolled into the ditch.

The 35-year-old man driving the semi, a Calgary resident, was declared dead at the scene.

The driver of the pickup was not injured.

The crash is still under investigation.

Westlock is about 90 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.

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