Update on fatal pedestrian collision
The driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal collision that killed two pedestrians on the weekend has died as a result of his injuries.
On Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, a concerned citizen called in to report an erratic driver in southwest Calgary. Officers in the area were notified of the vehicle’s description and licence plate.
Just before 7 p.m. patrol officers encountered the vehicle and attempted to stop it. The vehicle pulled over, however, as officers began to approach it, the vehicle fled.
A few minutes later, as they left the area, the officers came across a serious collision at the intersection of 85 Street and 17 Avenue S.W. It is believed the driver struck two pedestrians; both were declared deceased on scene.
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has been called to investigate as the death is considered to have occurred during police involvement. Their investigation continues.