Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service Major Collision Investigation Section is investigating a three-vehicle collision which claimed the life of a man this morning.
On Sunday, March 26, 2017 at approximately 9 a.m., it was reported that a grey Honda Accord was travelling southbound in the center lane of 66 Street at Fort Road. The Accord, driven by a 39-year-old male, then allegedly switched into the right lane and rear-ended a black Chevrolet Impala.
As a result of the impact the Chevrolet Impala veered off the road while the Accord veered into the northbound curb lane and struck a white Hyundai Sante Fe Sport, occupied by a 55-year-old woman and an eight-year-old girl, head-on.
The 58-year-old male driver of the Impala was pronounced deceased on scene as a result of the impact. The three other individuals were treated and transported to hospital by EMS, with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police are now looking to speak with a motorist they believe may have witnessed the collision.
“We’re looking to speak with the driver of a small, white sedan which was also seen travelling southbound on 66 Street alongside the vehicles involved in the collision,” says Sgt. James McLeod with Traffic Section.
“We received information to suggest this person was a witness to the collision and we believe they may have information pertinent to this investigation. We encourage them to get in touch with the EPS.”
Investigators believe speed was a factor in this collision. It has not yet been determined whether alcohol or drugs played a role.
This is Edmonton’s fourth traffic fatality of 2017.
Major Collision Investigation Section continues to investigate.
Anyone with information about this 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.
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