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Fort McMurray man perishes in auto collision outside Morinville

Morinville RCMP reported the death of the Fort McMurray man in a multi-vehicle collision east of the town.

Police responded to the scene at Highway 28 near Range Road 241 on July 8, 2020, at 4:42 p.m.

A vehicle travelling eastbound on Hwy 28 from Edmonton towards Gibbons collided with a semi-tractor trailer travelling westbound.

First responders declared the 50-year-old man from Fort McMurray, who was the lone occupant in the vehicle, deceased at the scene.

Morinville RCMP rerouted traffic on Highway 28 while completing the scene examination.

At 8:00 p.m., RCMP reopened the highway.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.