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One dead in Monday crash on Hwy 2

One person is dead and two more in hospital following a Monday afternoon crash on Hwy 2 near Blackfalds.

A southbound vehicle tried to pass a cement truck from the merge lane just south of Secondary Hwy 597 around 4:11 p.m. It crossed through the southbound lanes and the median into the northbound lanes and was hit by a silver compact car.

The driver of the first vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. One compact car occupant was airlifted by STARS to Edmonton while the other was airlifted from Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre after ground transportation from the scene. No names have been released pending next of kin notification.

Hwy 2 was closed a number of hours and traffic rerouted on Hwy 2A.

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