Man dies in two-vehicle crash on south Edmonton Highway 2 overpass.
A 24-year-old man has died following a two-vehicle crash on a Highway 2 overpass in south Edmonton early Sunday morning.
Police responded to the scene on the 41 Avenue SW overpass at Highway 2 around 2:30 a.m., spokesperson Carolin Maran said in a statement.
It was reported a 2008 Jeep Wrangler was travelling north on the Highway 2 off-ramp and failed to stop for a red light at the intersection when it crashed into a 2009 Kia Rio on 41 Avenue SW eastbound on a green light, Maran said.
Emergency medical crews treated and transported all three occupants of the Kia car to hospital where one of the 24-year-old male passengers was pronounced dead.
The 50-year-old male driver and another 24-year-old male passenger suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries, Maran said. The 28-year-old male driver of the Jeep didn’t sustain any injuries.
Speed, alcohol and drugs aren’t considered factors in the crash. The police major collision unit continues to investigate.
The 41 Avenue SW overpass was closed following the early morning crash, but reopened shortly after 9 a.m.
This is the city’s sixth traffic fatality of 2019.