This morning at approximately 8:00 a.m., Westlock RCMP responded to a two vehicle collision just north of the Hamlet of Pickardville turnoff on Highway 44.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a southbound semi-tractor hauling heavy equipment and a northbound SUV collided. The lone occupant of the SUV, a 60-year-old female from Westlock was pronounced deceased at scene. The driver of the semi-tractor was not injured.

Westlock RCMP and a RCMP Collision Reconstructionist continue to investigate. Traffic on Highway 44 is no longer being diverted.

No further updates are anticipated and the name of the deceased will not be released.

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