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Girl, 10, killed in highway collision

Masha Scheele
Local Journalism Initiative

A 10-year-old Edmonton girl was killed the morning of Aug. 18 in a multi-vehicle collision on Hwy. 16 around 10 km east of the Jasper Park gates.

Preliminary investigations indicated a pick-up truck travelling westbound crossed the centre line into the eastbound lane a little before 10:40 am and collided with an eastbound sport utility vehicle with seven passengers, including the 10-year-old girl.

The other passengers, aged 13, 14, 16, 19, 44 and 56, were also from Edmonton and suffered injuries that RCMP  believed not to be life threatening.

RCMP stated the name of the deceased will not be released.

The pick-up truck’s lone occupant, a 36-year-old male from British Columbia, suffered minor injuries. 

Westbound highway traffic  was backed up past the Hwy. 40 south exit at one point. The highway re-opened to restricted traffic at 3:30 pm, while Hinton RCMP and the RCMP Collision Analyst remained on scene along with emergency crews.

The collision remains under investigation.