Passenger killed in U-turn crash

A passenger was killed when a Jetta was T-boned by a pickup truck as the driver attempted a U-turn...

A passenger was killed when a Jetta was T-boned by a pickup truck as the driver attempted a U-turn just before 7 a.m. Thursday on 17 Street, just south of Petroleum Way. (DAVID BLOOM/EDMONTON SUN)

Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 12:12 AM ET

EDMONTON -- A U-turn proved fatal for the 20-year-old passenger of a car in Sherwood Park Thursday morning.

The woman was killed at the scene when the Jetta she was in was T-boned as her 25-year-old driver attempted a U-turn just before 7 a.m. on 17 Street, just south of Petroleum Way.

A long line of traffic was stopped in the southbound lanes waiting for a train to clear the tracks farther south on 17 Street when the white 2007 Volkswagen Jetta that had been stopped in the far right lane of the south bound traffic attempted the U-turn across two lanes of traffic and was struck by a northbound black 2011 GMC Sierra, said Strathcona County RCMP.

The Jetta was struck directly in the front passenger door, causing extensive damage to both vehicles.

The driver of the Jetta and the 21-year-old man driving the GMC Sierra both sustained minor injuries and were both transported via ambulance to an Edmonton hospital.

It does not appear drugs, alcohol, speed or road conditions were factors in the collision.

The name of the deceased is not being released at this time. All individuals involved are residents of Edmonton.

Strathcona County RCMP Traffic Services and a RCMP Collision Analyst were on scene for several hours investigating the collision.

Traffic was affected in the area for approximately three hours due to the investigation.


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