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Calgary man dead following crash on Highway 2A in Okotoks, Alta.; police say speed a factor

Okotoks RCMP responded to a single-vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of Highway 2A on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019.
Okotoks RCMP responded to a single-vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of Highway 2A on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Josh Ritchie / Global News

A man has died after an early morning crash in Okotoks, Alta., on Saturday, according to EMS.

Officials said the single-vehicle crash, which happened at 2:30 a.m., involved only one victim.

RCMP said they responded to a report of an SUV driving south into traffic in a northbound lane of Highway 2A near Okotoks.

While police were on the way, another call came in saying the SUV had rolled over into the highway median. The SUV did not collide with any other vehicles, police said.

A 40-year-old man from Calgary — the lone occupant — died at the scene, RCMP said.

Okotoks RCMP and an RCMP collision analyst were on scene investigating until 9:30 a.m.

Speed was a factor in the crash, police said.

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Okotoks RCMP responded to a single-vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of Highway 2A on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019.
Okotoks RCMP responded to a single-vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of Highway 2A on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Josh Ritchie / Global News

RCMP closed the northbound lanes of Highway 2A between Milligan Drive and 338 Avenue East in Okotoks.

Traffic was being rerouted at three intersections: Northridge Drive and Milligan Drive, Northridge Drive and Banister Gate, and Highway 2A and 338 Avenue.

RCMP said at 4:30 p.m. that the roads were reopened.