Speed and alcohol were factors in weekend's fatal collision: police

Feb 25 2020, 4:24 pm

Police believe that alcohol and speed were factors in Saturday’s fatal collision, according to a release from the CPS.

A man in his 40s lost his life at around 11:45 pm on February 22 when the white Mazda A3i he was driving went over an embankment and flew over the southbound lanes of Sarcee Trail, the release states.

It is believed that the vehicle had been travelling at a high rate of speed before the driver lost control at a curve in 112 Avenue NW, launching the vehicle over both embankments and landing it and the driver in the parking lot of Beacon Hill Shopping Centre.

The Mazda came to a rest after hitting a parked vehicle within the parking lot, states CPS, and the driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information about the fatal collision is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service’s Traffic Section at 403-567-4000.

Tips can also be left anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or through their website.