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Two people killed in collision with moose near Conklin

The driver and a passenger died at the scene. Two other passengers were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Wood Buffalo RCMP are investigating the early morning crash

Wood Buffalo RCMP were still on scene as of 7:30 a.m. Thursday investigating the crash. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

Two people are dead after their vehicle hit a moose near Conklin early Thursday, Wood Buffalo RCMP said. 

The collision happened around 12:40 a.m. on Highway 881, about 20 kilometres north of Conklin.

The driver and a passenger died at the scene, RCMP said. 

Two other passengers were taken to hospital with minor injuries. 

RCMP were still on scene as of 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

Traffic on Highway 881 is being rerouted at the kilometre 217 marker while police investigate. 

Conklin is about 360 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.

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