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Senior killed in northeast Calgary crash that temporarily closed section of 19th Street

An 88-year-old man is dead and his wife was injured after two vehicles collided at the intersection of 19th Street and 39th Avenue Northeast on Dec. 20. Global News/Meghan Cobb

An 88-year-old man is dead and his wife was injured following a Wednesday morning crash in northeast Calgary.

EMS officials confirmed emergency crews responded to the 4000 block of 19th Street Northeast at around 10:45 a.m. for reports of a collision.

Global News arrived on scene and spotted an overturned silver Chevrolet Trailblazer and a damaged black Suzuki Grand Vitara. One body was covered by a tarp.

Police said the Trailblazer was westbound on 39th Avenue when it entered the intersection and struck the passenger side of the Grand Vitara. There is a stop sign for westbound traffic at the intersection where north and southbound traffic has the right of way.

Stuart Brideaux, EMS public education officer, confirmed to Global News that an adult who was in the Trailblazer was pronounced dead on scene while the second adult occupant of the vehicle was taken by ambulance to the Foothills Medical Centre in serious but non-life-threatening condition.

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One person is dead following a Wednesday morning crash in the 4000 block of 19th Street in northeast Calgary. Global News

Thursday morning, police confirmed the deceased was an 88-year-old man who had been driving and the injured passenger was his wife.

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The driver of the Grand Vitara, a 65-year-old man who was the lone occupant of the vehicle, was not assessed by paramedics.

A section of 19th Street Northeast was closed to traffic between 35th and 41st Avenues for several hours.

City of Calgary Transportation confirmed shortly after 4:45 p.m. Wednesday that the roads had reopened.

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