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Man killed after car collides with tractor trailer in north-central Edmonton

Man killed after car collides with tractor trailer in north-central Edmonton

Global News

EDMONTON – Police say alcohol may have been a factor in a fatal crash in the Kingsway area Monday afternoon.

Police say a Honda Civic was travelling east on Kingsway, when it reportedly tried to make a left turn onto Princess Elizabeth Avenue. It was at that point that it was struck by a westbound tractor trailer, which police say had the right-of-way.

It happened around 5:40 p.m.

A 27-year-old man, who was a passenger in the Honda, died at the scene. Police are not releasing his name until the family is contacted.

The 27-year-old female driver was taken to hospital with what are now said to be minor injuries. Charges are pending against her.

The driver of the tractor trailer, also 27, was not injured in the crash.

crash-with-semi Fatal crash on Princess Elizabeth Ave. and Kingsway Ave. Monday afternoon

Both vehicles have been seized for mechanical inspection.

The area was shut…

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Driver posts Facebook update before dying in head-on collision

Driver posts Facebook update before dying in head-on collision

Global News

TORONTO – A 32-year-old woman who died in a car crash seconds after posting Facebook updates serves as a “grim reminder” to pay attention while driving, said local police.

North Carolina resident Courtney Sanford collided head-on with a truck on Thursday morning in High Point, N.C. Investigators were later told by a friend that a Facebook post was made only seconds before.

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“The Facebook text happened at 8:33 a.m. We got the call on the wreck at 8:34 a.m.,” High Point police officer Lt. Chris Weisner told Fox’s WGHP TV station. “In a matter of seconds, a life was over just so she could notify some friends that she was happy.”

“As sad as it is, it is a grim reminder for everyone… you just have to pay attention while you are in the car,” Weisner told the local station.

Lieutenant Barry Roberts told Global News there was evidence…

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