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Airdrie man charged after high speed crash that injured passenger

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CALGARY – An Airdrie man is facing charges after a crash on Monday night that caused a 20-year-old passenger to be ejected from his vehicle.

It happened in the intersection of Yankee Valley Boulevard and Ravenswood View in Airdrie at around 9 p.m.

Investigators believe the 20-year-old driver was travelling eastbound on Yankee Valley Blvd. when his G35 Infiniti crossed the centre line and entered a ditch at an “extremely high rate of speed” before striking a pole and rolling several times.

Police don’t believe the passenger, who was also from Airdrie, was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. He was ejected from the vehicle through the sunroof.

Both the driver and passenger were transported to hospital with serious life-threatening injuries.

“Police believe that speed was a factor in this single vehicle collision,” said RCMP in a Wednesday news release.

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Police have charged 20-year-old Klayton Pavlic with criminal negligence causing bodily harm and dangerous driving causing bodily harm. He is scheduled to appear in Airdrie Provincial Court in February 2016.

Anyone with information on the collision is asked to call Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7267 or contact Crime Stoppers.