Update: As of 7 a.m. the northbound lanes on Deerfoot Trail were opened; however, southbound lanes remain closed.

A collision in the early morning hours has led to the closure of Deerfoot trail.

All lanes of southbound and northbound Deerfoot Trail are currently closed between 32 Avenue N.E., and 16 Avenue N.E., as officers from the Traffic Section work to investigate a fatal collision.

A truck heading northbound in the southbound lanes of Deerfoot Trail, when it collided head on with a car near the 32nd Avenue N.E. off ramp around 3:15 a.m.

The driver of the car, a man in his 20s, was confirmed dead at the scene. The driver of the truck was unharmed and is currently in police custody, as of now no charges have been laid.

Volume is building on southbound Deerfoot at McKnight Blvd as drivers are being forced to detour before closure.

Drivers are asked to use an alternate route as the closure is expected to be in place for several hours.

Will update when more information become available. 

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