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.
Early investigations said the truck went off the roadway, hit a large overhead sign, lost control into the concrete median and burst into flames.
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.
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.
Police said speed and alcohol were not factors in the crash.