April 17, 2019 6:51 pm
Updated: April 18, 2019 1:21 pm

Speed a factor in fatal head-on crash on Peigan Trail: police

WATCH: Police are investigating after one person was killed in a collision in southeast Calgary on Wednesday. Lauren Pullen reports.

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Calgary police say excessive speed is considered a factor in a fatal collision on Peigan Trail on Wednesday.

Emergency crews responded to Peigan Trail S.E. at 52 Street S.E. at around 4:15 p.m.

In a Thursday news release, the Calgary Police Service (CPS) said the driver of a westbound car passed a semi-trailer at a “high rate of speed” before braking “aggressively” and hitting a newer-model Honda CRV.

“After striking the CRV, the car began to rotate as it crossed the gravel-covered centre median onto the eastbound travel lane,” CPS said. “The car was struck on the right-hand side by an eastbound Jeep SUV.”

The driver of the car, a man in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the CRV, a man in his 50s, wasn’t injured.

The driver of the Jeep, a woman in her early 20s, suffered serious injuries.

“Neither alcohol nor drugs are considered factors in this collision,” CPS stated. “However, excessive speed on behalf of the car is considered a contributing factor.”

Officers closed a section of Peigan Trail between 36 and 52 streets S.E. for several hours while they investigated.

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