Lawn mower driver killed in vehicle collision near Bonnyville

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A 49-year-old woman has died following a collision between a car and a riding lawn mower in the Elizabeth Metis Settlement over the weekend.

RCMP responded to a call about a crash on Bates Lake Road in the community around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. Police said in a Monday news release it appears the car, which was travelling westbound on the road, was behind another vehicle when the collision happened. The lawnmower was heading eastbound.

The driver of the lawn mower was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car and her passenger were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Police are not releasing the name of the deceased.

The investigation is ongoing. 

Elizabeth Metis Settlement is less than 50 kilometres east of Bonnyville and more than 285 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.

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