September 21, 2018 9:37 am
Updated: September 21, 2018 3:16 pm

Man dies in fiery crash in southeast Calgary

Calgary police are investigating a fiery crash in the city's southeast Friday.

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A man is dead following a fiery single-vehicle crash early Friday morning.

At around 3 a.m. Calgary police said a patrol car came across an older-model Oldsmobile on fire in the 6400 block of 130 Avenue and McIvor Blvd. S.E.

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“The vehicle had been travelling at a high rate of speed [north] on McIvor Blvd. S.E. towards a bend in the road with 130 Avenue,” a police news release said Friday.  “It struck two barriers, continued northbound and was launched approximately 20 metres, striking a power pole. The vehicle caught on fire at contact.”

Calgary fire said when firefighters doused the flames, a man’s body was found inside the vehicle.

“Alcohol and speed are considered to be factors,” police said.

Police are asking anyone with information to call them at 403-567-4000 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers online or 1-800-222-8477.

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