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Collision in industrial area near Henday deemed 30th traffic fatality of 2017

For Immediate Release:02-Jan-2018 @ 4:07 PM
MRU #:TR17R054

The EPS Major Collision Investigation Unit (MCIU) has completed an investigation into a fatal collision after a male driver allegedly struck a large dirt mound and rolled his vehicle in an empty field just west of Anthony Henday Drive last month.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, police responded to a single-vehicle collision in the area of Anthony Henday Drive and 109 Avenue. Witnesses allege that a white 2016 Nissan Rogue was travelling southbound on Anthony Henday Drive when it turned westbound onto 109 Avenue and proceeded through a dead end, striking a large mound of dirt and rolling a number of times before coming to a stop on the passenger side.


Edmonton Fire Rescue extracted a 74-year-old male driver from the Nissan Rogue, and EMS treated and transported him to hospital with serious injuries that appeared to be non-life-threatening at the time. No other people were injured, and police do not believe alcohol or drugs were factors in the collision.


Due to medical complications, the 74-year-old male driver succumbed to his injuries in hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017.


The collision has been deemed Edmonton’s 30th traffic fatality of 2017.


Please contact Cheryl Voordenhout at (780) 421-3507 for more information.

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