A 28-year-old woman is dead following a crash between two pickup trucks in north Edmonton Monday night.
Police say the woman was driving her 2000 GMC Sierra pickup truck north on 127 Street around 9:30 p.m. when she hit another truck — a 2009 GMC Sierra — facing west and stopped at a red light at 135 Avenue.
After hitting the truck, the woman's vehicle hit a metal pole that smashed her door. She was pronounced dead on the scene. Her passenger, a 35-year-old man, was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The two people in the other truck were not seriously hurt.
Police closed the intersection until 2:30 a.m. for their investigation. They believe the truck may have been speeding and that alcohol was a factor.
This is the 26th traffic fatality of the year in Edmonton, and the second at that intersection. On May 24, an 86-year-old man died after the Buick he was driving was hit by a Jeep Cherokee. The Jeep driver, a 21-year-old man, was charged with careless operation of a motor vehicle.
Also on Monday, a 75-year-old Edmonton woman was killed after her pickup truck collided with a minivan north of Valleyview around 3:00 p.m. The crash happened at the intersection of Highway 49 and Township Road 720.
The driver of the minivan and passenger in the pickup truck were both taken to hospital.
Police say no one was drinking and that the road was in poor condition at the time, with rain, snow and freezing rain falling throughout the day. No charges are expected.