Update: Pedestrian dies on Hwy. 2 east of Slave Lake

Updated: Oct. 19 at 1:30 p.m.

Leader staff

On October 19, 2023 in the early morning, a vehicle hit a someone on Hwy. 2 near Mitsue Gravel Pit Road east of Slave Lake.

Initial reports from the RCMP said a cyclist, but the investigation revealed the person was on foot. He was dead when emergency responders arrived. The deceased has been identified, but details will not be released until the next of kin has been notified. The driver of the vehicle was not injured.

The initial annoucement of the road closer was at 5:25 a.m. it said, “RCMP advise the public that Highway 2 will be closed in the Mitsue Lake area until the RCMP Collision Analyst arrives on scene and conducts their investigation. Slave Lake RCMP asks the public to avoid the area until further notice. An alternate route is being set up on Range Road 50A.”

By 1 p.m., the road was open. The RCMP promised further updates.

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