Edmonton Police Traffic Section investigating collision on Whitemud Drive

Edmonton, Alberta – The EPS Major Collision Investigations Unit is investigating a collision that occurred early this morning.


At approximately 4 a.m. today (Oct. 5, 2016), Southwest Division officers responded to a collision involving a gravel truck and a smaller utility truck at 122 Street and Whitemud Drive.

The employee of the smaller truck was working in a bucket lift when the gravel truck struck his vehicle. The gravel truck caught on fire as a result of the collision and spilt fuel on the roadway also ignited, but both men managed to make a safe escape. Both drivers sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Neither alcohol nor speed is believed to be a factor in the collision, and the cause is still under investigation. No charges have been laid at this time.

Anyone who has information about the collision is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm

Police File MRU #: TR16R038

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