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Four die in five-vehicle crash on Highway 16 west of Jasper

Four people are dead and more than a dozen others are injured after police in Alberta say they believe a pickup truck crashed into oncoming traffic near Jasper.
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August 15, 2015 - 1:00 PM

JASPER, Alta. - Four people are dead and more than a dozen others are injured after police in Alberta say they believe a pickup truck crashed into oncoming traffic near Jasper.

RCMP say the truck was headed east on Highway 16 on Friday night near the Alberta-B.C. boundary when it collided with several oncoming vehicles, including a westbound pickup truck.

The male driver of the eastbound pickup, along with two males and one female in the westbound truck, all died in the collision.

Police say three other vehicles were involved in the crash, with an additional 15 people suffering injuries.

The highway was closed for several hours after the crash and police reported there was heavy rain in the area.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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