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One dead following head-on crash in Valemount

One person is dead following a head-on crash in Valemount this morning.

Valemount RCMP report that the accident occurred at about 6:30 a.m.

Initial investigation indicates that the driver of a pickup truck, who was travelling northbound, was attempting to pass a semi-truck, when the pickup collided head on with the southbound sedan, forcing both vehicles into the southbound ditch.

The driver of the sedan was killed, while the driver and passenger in the pickup truck sustained non-life threatening injuries.

The highway is currently closed and will remain so for several more hours, however there is a currently a diversion in place on Blackman Road to allow through traffic.

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