A tragic crash on Highway 216, Anthony Henday Drive on the morning of Thursday claimed the life of a man and sent two others in the hospital.
The victim, 26-year-old Edmonton man, was driving an SUV southbound on the Henday near the Sherwood Park Freeway at about 8:45 in the morning when he lost control of his vehicle and hit the curb where the vehicle flew, rolled through the median and landed on the roof of a pick-up truck travelling northbound.
The SUV driver died on scene whilst the 21-year-old truck driver was flown to the hospital with life-threatening injuries along with the 19-year-old female truck passenger who also sustained life-threatening injuries.
RCMP Const. Wally Henry said that the crash was horrific and that the truck would have been driving along and suddenly, a vehicle lands on top of its roof.
A witness, John Kramshoj, said that it was the horrifying thing he had seen and although everything happened quickly, the vehicles seemed to move in slow motion.
Const. Henry added that speed and alcohol were not considered as factors in the crash and that road conditions were slippery with icy sections during the crash.
Highway was temporarily closed until 11:30 in the morning.
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