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Motorcycle rider dead after 3-vehicle crash on Anthony Henday Drive in northwest Edmonton

The Edmonton Police Service responded to a fatal collision on the northwest corner of the city’s ring road Thursday night.

Motorists were advised to avoid Anthony Henday Drive eastbound between Ray Gibbon Drive and the Yellowhead Highway for several hours while police investigated the fatal three-vehicle collision, an advisory issued just after 10 p.m. said.

It’s not known how many people were killed.

Police said officers responded to the scene on eastbound Anthony Henday Drive near 184th Street at about 9:45 p.m. They said the collision involved a motorcycle, a car and a pickup truck.

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Police said investigators believe the motorcycle was headed east on the ring road “at an extreme rate of speed” when it rear-ended a car. The car is then believed to have lost control before colliding with a pickup truck.

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Paramedics were called to the scene and police said the person on the motorcycle was declared dead at the scene. Police said the driver and passenger in the pickup truck were taken to hospital for precautionary reasons and that the driver of the car sustained minor injuries.

Police said anyone who saw what happened or has video of the collision can call them at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at,

–with files from Phil Heidenreich, Global News

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