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Edmonton police closing northbound lane to 97 Street at 160 Avenue on Thursday

Portion of road being closed for investigation into October traffic fatality

Edmonton police is investigating an October traffic fatality in the north-end

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Edmonton police is investigating an October traffic fatality in the north-end

Police are closing access to a north-end road to conduct an investigation into a traffic fatality that occurred in October.

The northbound lane to 97 Street at 160 Avenue was closed to traffic Monday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to allow investigators to comb the area.

The southbound lanes will remain open to north and south traffic, but motorists should expect delays most for most of the day, Edmonton Police Service said, in a statement.

On Oct. 24, police responded to a fiery crash in the area, when a Nissan Xterra traveling northbound was allegedly struck from behind by a white Infiniti G37, causing it to catch fire, according to police.

Both vehicles veered into a ditch. A middle-aged woman driving the Nissan was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The driver of the Infiniti was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and later charged with impaired driving causing death, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and refusal to comply with a blood demand.

It was Edmonton's 23rd traffic fatality of the year.

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