Calgary, AB,
21
September
2018
|
20:39
America/Denver

Fatal collision - 130 Avenue S.E.

The Calgary Police Service Traffic Section is investigating a single vehicle fatality in the southeast.

At approximately 3 a.m., today, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, a patrolling CPS unit came across a fire near a car dealership in the 6400 block of 130 Ave. S.E. Closer inspection led to the discovery of an older model Oldsmobile on fire.

The vehicle had been traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on McIvor Blvd. S.E. towards a bend in the road with 130 Ave. It struck two barriers, continued northbound and was launched approximately 20 metres, striking a power pole. The vehicle caught on fire at contact.

The male driver suffered fatal injuries.

Alcohol and speed are considered to be factors.

Anyone who may have witnessed the moments leading up to the collision are asked to call the Calgary Police Service Traffic Section at 403-567-4000 or Crime Stoppers through the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

CASE # 18426043