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Update: Red Deer man dies in Highway 2 crash near Didsbury overpass

Incident involved a semi transport truck and a pickup truck
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DIDSBURY - A 37-year-old Red Deer man has died in a two vehicle collision on Highway 2 outside Didsbury, police said. 

The crash occurred between a semi tractor-trailer and a pickup truck at the intersection with Township Road 320 shortly after 11 p.m. on Monday, May 17.

“Preliminary investigation revealed the truck was travelling southbound on Highway 2 when it crossed the median and struck the semi travelling northbound,” said RCMP Const. Chantelle Kelly.

The driver of the pickup truck, who has not been named, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the semi was not hurt, police said.

Didsbury RCMP are investigating the cause of the fatality.

It is not yet known if alcohol, speed or road conditions were factors in the collision, said Kelly.

Traffic was detoured onto Highway 2A for several hours following the collision.

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