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Serious crash sends 2 people to hospital, shuts down Stoney Trail for several hours in Calgary

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WATCH: Two people were sent to hospital, one in critical condition, after a serious crash on Stoney Trail in Calgary on Saturday. This video, provided by a viewer, shows heavy black smoke and large flames at the scene of the crash – Mar 23, 2019

Two people were sent to hospital, one of them in life-threatening condition, after a serious crash on Stoney Trail in Calgary on Saturday.

Calgary police said a tractor-trailer was heading southbound on Stoney Trail near Country Hills Boulevard at around 11 a.m.

Serious crash on Stoney shuts down traffic in both directions. Courtesy: Krista O'neil

Early investigations said the truck went off the roadway, hit a large overhead sign, lost control into the concrete median and burst into flames.

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Police said the scene was a “significant size.”

Drivers were rerouted to Country Hills Boulevard or 96 Avenue N.E. since the road was closed for at least four hours.

Serious crash on Stoney shuts down traffic in both directions. Courtesy: Krista O'neil

Two people were able to get out of the vehicle before it caught fire, police said.

The vehicle was hauling general merchandise. A photo of the crash’s aftermath showed the tractor-trailer was transporting jars of coconut oil.

The contents of the tractor-trailer spilled onto Stoney Trail after a crash in northeast Calgary on Saturday. Courtesy: Brad MacMillan/City Wide Towing

Police said speed and alcohol were not factors in the crash.

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