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Man killed in head-on crash near Grande Prairie

A section of Highway 40 has been shuit down as RCMP investigate a crash between two trucks south of Grande Prairie Sunday.

Cause of crash still under investigation

A man is dead after an early morning head-on crash Sunday between two trucks south of Grande Prairie.

Emergency workers were called to the collision on Highway 40, about 80 kilometres south of town, just before 8 a.m..

One driver was killed in the crash, while the person in the other truck was not seriously injured.

RCMP Cpl. Roy Kennedy said the cause of the crash isn't known, but road conditions have been a concern in the area. 

“That road between Grande Prairie and Grande Cache does have a reputation for being a treacherous road, he said.

"Especially during the winter months, the weather can be unpredictable.”

Kennedy urged drivers to keep road conditions in mind when travelling in the area. 

“We all need to be extra cautious on the roadways. There have been many, many injuries and fatalities across the province.”

RCMP have closed off a section of the highway as they investigate the crash.

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