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Former Roughrider dies in crash north of Fort St. John

Thursday at 2:00 p.m. the Fort St. John RCMP responded to a report of a collision at Mile 83 on the Alaska Highway. When police arrived, it was determined that all the people in both vehicles had already died.

The head-on collision involved two pick-up trucks, with a 22 year old female and male in one of the vehicles.

The other vehicle included Reed and his wife.

Reed played for Saskatchewan from 1965 to 1970 after spending his first two seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos. He won a Grey Cup with the Riders in 1966, the team’s first CFL championship in franchise history.

“Ken Reed was a great player, a mainstay in the local business community and an even better person,” Riders president and CEO Jim Hopson said in a release. “Ken came here as a young American football player and helped us win a Grey Cup.

“He made the area his permanent home while opening a successful business following his career. He truly will be missed.”

As a Roughrider, Reed played in the 1966, 1967 and 1969 Grey Cup games. He was a member of the 1970 Saskatchewan team that posted a 14-2 record, the best in franchise history, while also being named a West all-star in 1969.

Reed was inducted into the Saskatchewan Roughriders Plaza of Honor in 2006.

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