August 18, 2014 9:46 am
Updated: August 18, 2014 9:56 am

Alcohol and speed considered factors in QEII crash

On Sunday, August 17th, 2014 at 9:22 PM, members of the Airdrie Integrated Traffic Unit (ITU), Airdrie RCMP, Fire and Ambulance attended a single vehicle roll over collision on Highway 2 near Airdrie.

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CALGARY – RCMP are hoping to speak with anyone who witnessed a serious crash on the QEII over the weekend that injured two people.

It happened on Highway 2 south of Yankee Valley Blvd. around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday.

RCMP say a Grey 2004 GMC Sierra pickup was travelling northbound when the driver lost control, rolling into the east ditch.

One passenger in the vehicle, a 49-year-old Airdrie man, was rushed to hospital in critical condition. Police say it appears he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the vehicle, a 49-year-old Airdrie man, was also taken to hospital.

Investigators believe speed and alcohol were factors in the collision.

Any witnesses who have not yet provided a statement to the RCMP are asked to call RCMP at (403) 945-7200.

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