An Edmonton-based soldier is dead following a car accident last weekend.

Pte. Kyle Whitehead was killed in a single-vehicle collision in the Big River First Nations Reservation, about 500 kilometres east of Edmonton.

Whitehead was a member of the Third Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.

He had been a member of the military for just over a year, and was posted to the battalion after completing his basic training in June.

A full military funeral will be held for Whitehead Friday in Pelican Lake, Sask.