One dead following three-vehicle collision east of Jasper National Park

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One person is dead after three vehicles were involved in a collision east of Jasper National Park.

Hinton RCMP received a report of the collision on Highway 16, approximately 10 kilometres east of the park entrance, around 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, a news release said.

Hinton RCMP and an RCMP  collision analyst are investigating the crash and the highway is closed to traffic in both directions in the area. Vehicles are being redirected with the detour expected to last for several hours.

Police said it is unknown when the road will reopen. They did not provide information on what roads vehicles are being rerouted to.

Alberta 511 shows there are additional seasonal and constructional traffic disruptions in the area.

Jasper is approximately 365 kilometres west of Edmonton.

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