Calgary, Alberta – The Calgary Police Service Traffic Section continues to investigate a fatal collision that took place overnight.
At approximately 12:30 a.m., today, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, a 43-year-old male was driving a white Kia Forte, eastbound along Country Hills Boulevard, towards the Metis Trail intersection. The male was accompanied by three passengers.
At the same time, a 28-year-old female was driving a black Dodge Journey, northbound on Metis Trail towards the Country Hills Boulevard intersection. She was accompanied by two passengers.
The Kia Forte was stopped at a traffic signal and as the light changed to green it proceeded to enter the intersection. The Dodge Journey failed to stop at a red light and entered the intersection, striking the passenger side of the Kia.
The front seat passenger of the Kia was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver and rear seat passengers were seriously injured.
The driver of the Dodge Journey was arrested on scene but has since been released pending further investigation.
The Traffic Section continues to investigate the circumstances of the collision, and believe that excessive speed and alcohol are both factors.
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has information regarding the events leading up to the collision is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service Traffic Section at 403-567-4000, or to contact crime stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637
CASE # #16462433
Calgary Police Service