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One dead following crash on Highway 59

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One man is dead and two people are in hospital following a collision on Highway 59 Monday afternoon.

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One man is dead and two people are in hospital following a collision on Highway 59 Monday afternoon.

One man is dead following a crash on Highway 59 Monday afternoon.

Two pickup trucks collided at the intersection of Highway 59 and Road 32 East near Libau.

The driver of the westbound truck was pronounced dead at the scene. His female passenger and the male driver of the other truck were taken to hospital.

The RCMP’s forensic traffic reconstructionist is helping with the investigation.

Highway 59 has reopened, RCMP report.

A STARS air ambulance was dispatched at 2:12 p.m. to the crash scene, said Colin Fast, a STARS spokesman.

Fast said the STARS helicopter transported a man in his 30s "with trauma-related injuries" to Health Sciences Centre.

He said it was the third STARS mission in 24 hours following two ATV crashes Sunday.

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Updated on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 4:29 PM CDT: Story updated, photo added

6:11 PM: added STARS report, highway reopened

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