Edmonton police close part of 18th Street to investigate collision

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A man and a female passenger were arrested after a stolen SUV crashed into a tree on 18th Street on Thursday morning.

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At approximately 7:30 a.m., officers from the Edmonton Police Service responded to a report that a suspicious vehicle was parked in the area of ​​161 Avenue and 10 Street. The occupants of the SUV noticed police as they « prepared to investigate » the vehicle, which police suspected was stolen.

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The SUV fled at high speed and the police did not pursue.

« Moments later and several miles away, the SUV, traveling northbound on 18th Street, lost control, left the roadway and struck a tree, » said the EPS communications manager, Carolin Maran, in a press release Thursday afternoon. « Emergency medical services responded, treated and transported the driver to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The passenger was examined at the scene and was not injured. She is now in custody. «

Officers continue to investigate and criminal charges are pending against the driver and passenger of the vehicle. EPS’ Major Collision Investigation Section is investigating the collision. Speed ​​is thought to be a factor, Maran said.


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