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Crash prompts Edmonton police to shut 118 Avenue at Wayne Gretzky Drive – Edmonton

A crash that sent three people to hospital on Tuesday morning prompted Edmonton police to shut 118th Avenue in both directions by Wayne Gretzky Drive.

Police said investigators believe the crash occurred at 4:40 a.m. Police believe a pickup truck heading east on 118th Avenue went through a red light and entered the southbound lanes of Wayne Gretzky Drive “at a very high rate of speed.”

At the same time, another pickup truck was headed south on a green light and the collision occurred.

Two people from the truck that was heading east on 118th Avenue were taken to hospital. One person from the other truck was also transported to hospital. Police did not have details about the victims or the severity of their injuries.

Police said 118th Avenue was shut to all traffic at the scene of the crash and that southbound traffic on Wayne Gretzky Drive was being rerouted onto westbound 118th Avenue. Westbound traffic on 118th Avenue was being forced to go north on Wayne Gretzky Drive.

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The northbound lanes on Wayne Gretzky Drive were not affected.

Police said they expected traffic to be disrupted until at least 9:15 a.m. as investigators remained at the scene.

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