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EPS investigates fatal collision on Whitemud Drive

For Immediate Release:24-Nov-2017 @ 9:44 PM
MRU #:TR17R047

The Edmonton Police Service is investigating a single-vehicle fatal collision that occurred earlier this evening in the westbound lanes of Whitemud Drive.

Southwest Division patrol officers initially responded to the collision near 53 Avenue on Whitemud Drive after 6 p.m. tonight, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017.

It was reported to police that a Mitsubishi Mirage was westbound on the Whitemud when it suddenly veered to the left and struck the centre median barricade, followed by a hydro pole, before eventually travelling north again and coming to rest in the westbound lanes of the Whitemud.


Paramedics arrived shortly thereafter and pronounced the 56-year-old female driver deceased on scene.


Major Collision Investigations Unit has since taken over the investigation. Although the investigation is still preliminary at this time, police do not believe speed or alcohol were factors.

This is the city’s 29th traffic fatality of 2017.


Motorists are being asked to avoid that area of westbound Whitemud Drive until approximately 11 p.m. If you are already passing through that area, please slow down and be mindful that police investigators will be on the road working.


Anyone who has information about this collision is encouraged 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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Please contact Scott Pattison at (780) 421-3553 for more information.

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