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Two killed in Highway 63 crash south of Boyle

Police say van and pick-up involved in Sunday night head-on collision

Two Edmonton men were killed in a two-vehicle crash on a main Lakeland area commuter highway on Sunday night.

Boyle RCMP say the Sept. 25 crash happened at 10:30 pm on Highway 63 near Township Road 642 in the Ellscott area. The crash site is about 15 kilometres southwest of Boyle. Police say the vehicles — a Dodge Sprinter van and a Ford F-150 — collided head-on. The force of the collision resulted in both vehicles catching fire. 

The driver of each vehicle, a 47 year old, and a 57 year old, were pronounced dead at the scene. Boyle RCMP officials say there were no other occupants in either vehicle.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of both deceased," said RCMP media relations officer Cpl. Gina Slaney.

Traffic diverted

While emergency crews were on the scene, a portion of the main highway was closed. The road was reopened to all traffic early Monday morning.

RCMP say no further information about the crash will be released. 

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