Calgary, AB,

Police investigate fatal northeast collision

Our Traffic Section continues to investigate a collision that has left one man dead.

At approximately 10:45 a.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023, a collision occurred at the intersection of 19 Street and 39 Avenue N.E. A black 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara, driven by a 65-year-old man, was travelling southbound on 19 Street N.E., approaching the intersection at 39 Avenue N.E.

At the same time, a silver 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer, driven by an 88-year-old man, accompanied by his wife in the front passenger seat, entered the intersection from the east, travelling westbound along 39 Avenue N.E. 

The intersection is controlled by a stop sign for westbound traffic. It is believed that as the Chevrolet continued westbound, it entered the intersection, striking the Suzuki on the passenger side.  

The Chevrolet was pushed onto its side as it came to a final stop on its roof.  The Suzuki came to a stop following the collision then drove a short distance into the west side of 39 Avenue N.E.

The male driver of the Chevrolet was pronounced deceased at scene.

The passenger was transported to hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the Suzuki was uninjured in the collision.

Neither alcohol or drugs are believed to be factors in this collision.

Our Traffic Section continues to investigate this incident. Anyone with dashcam footage is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
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