March 2, 2012 4:05 am

Fatal crash on Metis Trail


A 30-year-old woman has died after a single vehicle crash on Metis Trail, early Friday morning.

Police say a 2007 Chevy Impala was travelling southbound on Metis Trail around 64th Avenue northeast when the 19-year-old driver lost control, causing the vehicle to swerve and leave the road.

The car crashed into a light standard, then spun off, hitting a pedestrian overpass.

Four people were in the vehicle at the time.

The 19-year-old driver sustained minor injuries and a 30-year-old woman in the rear seat was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say a 28-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man were ejected from the vehicle, sustaining serious injuries.

Officials say both alcohol and speed appear to have played a role in the collision.

Alcohol is also potentially a factor in an overnight crash in the city’s northwest.

A man was spotted driving northbound on Sarcee Trail with only three wheels.

Police say he hit another vehicle and kept on going, before police were finally able to pull him over at Sarcee Trail and 16th Avenue.

Duty Inspector Paul Stacey says officers were privy to quite a spark show as the driver was travelling down Sarcee Trail into the Bowness area.

“We have cases where people are impaired, but in this case he was extremely impaired,” he says. “And to be driving his vehicle in this condition. If it’s fixable, I’d be surprised. It looks like a total write-off,” says Stacey.

The driver of that vehicle is in custody and will likely face a number of charges. 

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