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One dead, two seriously injured in crash on Walterdale Bridge

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Post time: 2020-07-15 12:55 pm
(Lauren Boothby EJ)
A fatal crash closed the Walterdale Bridge Tuesday evening.

(An Edmonton Fire Rescue Services firefighter responds to a two-vehicle crash on Walterdale Bridge on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. IAN KUCERAK / Postmedia)

One person has died and two people were sent to hospital in serious but stable condition, Alberta Health Services confirmed Tuesday evening, after a crash that involved at least two vehicles.

Emergency workers were seen doing chest compressions on two patients on the roadway shortly after 8 p.m., and smoke was in the air after one vehicle caught fire. One person was seen being taken away on a stretcher. A white tarp was observed lying on the ground before 9 p.m.

The front of a dark-coloured Honda was smashed into the guardrail near the north side of the bridge. Fire damage to the car appeared to be extensive.

The bumper of a second vehicle, a red Ford Ranger truck, was dented, and the hood was bent.

Paramedics, firefighters, and police were at the scene Tuesday around 8 p.m., and began blocking access to the road approaching the bridge and the pedestrian crossings on both sides.

— With files from Ian Kucerak

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