Calgary, AB,
18
February
2016
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18:54
America/Denver

UPDATE: Police investigate early morning fatal collision

The Calgary Police Service can now confirm the truck involved in the fatal collision this morning was stolen out of Chestermere and may have been involved in an incident earlier on the Tsuu T’ina Nation.

The victim is a man in his 50s. Next of kin notifications have not yet been complete.

A third suspect remains outstanding.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is now investigating. No further details will be released at this time.

Original release below.

Police investigate early morning fatal collision

The Calgary Police Service Traffic Section is currently investigating a fatal collision in the city’s southwest.

At approximately 6:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, police received a report of a two motor vehicle collision and subsequent witness reports that one of the vehicles involved, a truck, was going southbound in the northbound lanes of 37 Street S.W. The truck collided with another vehicle just south of the intersection at 130 Avenue S.W. and occupants of the truck ran from the scene.

The driver of the other vehicle, a man, was declared deceased on scene.

The Calgary Police Service Canine Unit was called in to assist and two people, a man and a woman, have been taken into custody. Police believe a third man remains outstanding.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area as it is expected to be shut down for some time.

Further details will be released as they become available.