1 person dead, another seriously injured in west Edmonton collision after police pursuit

WATCH ABOVE: A man was killed and a woman was seriously injured after the vehicle they were driving collided with an alleged stolen truck that was involved in a police pursuit a short time earlier.

One person was killed and another was seriously injured after a head-on collision in west Edmonton which has resulted in an ASIRT investigation.

Edmonton police said officers were following a reported stolen truck at 170 Street and 87 Avenue at around 8 p.m. Monday.

The vehicle was followed west of the city in the area of Winterburn Road. Police said the situation eventually entered into a “criminal flight” at Whitemud Drive.

Police said officers stopped the pursuit once the truck began driving on the wrong side of the road. A short time later, the truck collided head on with a car.

The male driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene and a female passenger was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police said three suspects were apprehended after attempting to flee on foot from the stolen truck. They weren’t injured and charges are pending against the three individuals, according to police.

A significant police presence could be seen on the westbound Whitemud Drive off-ramp by Anthony Henday Drive, shortly after 9 p.m.

The Edmonton Police Service Major Collision Investigation Section is investigating the fatal crash, while West Division is investigating the stolen vehicle and criminal flight.

ASIRT is investigating the circumstances surrounding the conduct of police during the criminal flight.

Global News has reached out to ASIRT for comment.

The crash closed both northbound and southbound ramps from the west leg of Anthony Henday Drive to westbound Whitemud Drive.

 

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