One woman is dead after a rush hour collision in north Edmonton.
According to the Edmonton Police Service, a blue Nissan Xterra was travelling northbound on 97 Street when it was allegedly struck from behind by a white Infiniti G37 near 160 Avenue. Both vehicles veered into the ditch at the east side of the intersection and the Nissan caught fire.
Police a man in his 20s was driving the Infiniti and was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The middle-aged woman who drove the Nissan was pronounced dead at the scene.
Charges are pending against the driver of the Infiniti as officers believe alcohol and speed are factors in the collision.
Names and exact ages of the drivers have not been released and the EPS Major Collision Investigation Section continues to investigate.
This is the 23rd traffic fatality in Edmonton in 2016. (djs)