The driver and lone occupant of a pick-up truck, traveling southbound on Highway 44, lost control, causing it to enter the northbound lane where it was struck by a second, northbound, pick-up truck.
The driver of the southbound truck succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The driver of the northbound pickup truck was transported by Ambulance to an Edmonton-area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Traffic on the north and southbound lanes of Highway 44 was affected until 1:00 p.m. while RCMP conducted their investigation and crews removed debris.
Speed and alcohol are not considered to be factors in the incident. Road conditions at the time were slippery with icy sections.
The identity of the deceased is not being released at this time. Sturgeon County Victim Services is providing assistance to family and friends.
Morinville RCMP along with an RCMP Collision Analyst continue to investigate.
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