Fatal collision closes Highway 16 west of Hinton

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One person is dead following a three-vehicle collision west of Hinton.

At about 5:40 p.m. Monday, RCMP received a report of a collision involving three vehicles on Highway 16 approximately 18 kilometres west of Hinton.

Police confirmed one person died as a result of the crash.

The area of the collision, involving both east and westbound lanes, is closed to traffic. Traffic is unable to be rerouted due to the geographic area, so police are asking drivers to avoid the area.

RCMP remain on scene investigation the collision.

ajunker@postmedia.com

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