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Highway 97 closed near Farmington after fatal crash

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One person has died in a crash on the Alaska Highway. Dawson Creek RCMP responded to the two-vehicle collision near the Farmington area around 6 a.m. Friday morning.

Police say a southbound Dodge pickup crossed the centre line and hit a northbound Ford pickup. The Dodge driver was declared dead at the scene while the driver of the Ford was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Their names have not been released.

Highway 97 is closed in both directions and is expected to stay that way for several hours. A detour has been set up and drivers are asked to avoid the area.

A collision analyst and investigators are looking into the cause of the fatal crash, and at this point alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

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