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UPDATE: Fatal crash occurred when truck veered into oncoming traffic, police say

Police say 26-year-old was killed Wednesday morning when a pickup truck driving in the opposite direction crossed the centre line on Wallace Terrace, triggering a three-vehicle crash

EDITOR’S NOTE: A previous version of this article contained photographs that were taken shortly after the collision. SooToday has chosen to remove those photos from this article.

Sault police have released more details about a fatal crash that killed a 26-year-old driver Wednesday morning in the city's west end.

Around 11:20 a.m. yesterday, police say a 911 call was made to report a crash with injuries at the intersection of Wallace Terrace and South Eden Street involving three vehicles: two pickup trucks and a delivery van.

Police say that the initial investigation has revealed that a Ford pickup was eastbound on Wallace Terrace, east of Allens Side Road, when it crossed the centre line, striking a westbound delivery van and a westbound Chevrolet pickup.

The Ford pickup then left the roadway and rolled onto its passenger side. The driver of that pickup had to be extricated from the vehicle and was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Chevrolet pickup truck was pronounced deceased at the scene. Police spokesperson Lincoln Louttit confirmed to SooToday yesterday that the victim was 26.

The driver of the delivery van was not injured.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who may have dashcam, doorbell camera or surveillance video of the collision, or the moments leading up to the crash, is urged to call Traffic Services at 705-949-6300, ext. 382.

SooToday will provide more details as they become available.

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