A man in his mid-40s is dead after he was ejected from his rolling vehicle during the morning rush hour on Whitemud Drive yesterday.

Police say the man lost control of his vehicle just east of the 149 Street overpass shortly before 9 a.m. The man was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. He is Edmonton’s third traffic fatality this year.


Traffic was snarled for hours as police investigated.

The crash on Whitemud was one of several wrecks yesterday morning and Groat Road was also closed for hours.

Police say a speeding Chevy Blazer headed north on Groat Road went out of control and rolled over, crashing into Emily Murphy Park. The driver, a man in his early 20s, was taken to hospital with non-life threatening chest injuries. A dog in his vehicle was unhurt. Police say speed and alcohol appear to have been factors in the collision.

Motorists along Calgary Trail yesterday morning also experienced delays as a taxi reportedly struck the back of a police patrol car.


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