A motor vehicle incident near Leduc on Nov. 26 has claimed the life of a 21-year-old Crossfield resident, according to RCMP.
A press release from Alberta RCMP indicated the incident occurred at 2:24 p.m., when Leduc RCMP members received a 911 call about an SUV going off the road on the Queen Elizabeth II Highway (QEII). The vehicle had been travelling in the northbound lane, according to police, and went off-road about 100 metres north of the 50 Avenue overpass.
Leduc RCMP, along with emergency services crews, attended to the scene and discovered the lone occupant of the SUV – a 21-year-old from Crossfield, Alta. – was declared deceased at the scene.
"The name of the deceased will not be released," the release stated.
The preliminary investigation indicates the SUV was heading northbound on the QEII and swerved into the right shoulder, according to the RCMP's release. The SUV then crossed the northbound lane, struck the median wire and rolled several times, coming to rest upside down in the median ditch.
"Traffic on the QEII was affected for a lengthy period of time while this collision was investigated and then cleared," RCMP stated.
Leduc RCMP, along with an RCMP Collision Reconstructionist, are investigating the cause of the collision, and no further updates are anticipated.