The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is investigating a police involved incident that left two people dead in Calgary Saturday evening.
City police said they received a report of an erratic driver in southwest Calgary around 7 p.m., and a short time later officers spotted the suspect vehicle go through an intersection at a “high rate of speed.”
Police said the officers tracked the vehicle down and got the driver to pull over, but as the officers approached the vehicle, it took off again.
Minutes later police said they believe the vehicle struck two pedestrians, both of whom died at the scene at the intersection of 85 Street and 17 Avenue S.W.
Emergency Medical Services said the victims were a man in his 50s and a woman in her 30s.
Police said the driver of the vehicle also suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash and had to be extricated from the vehicle by firefighters.
A CPS spokesperson said while ASIRT had taken over the investigation, the police were not pursuing the vehicle.
ASIRT is called in to investigate any police action that leaves another person seriously injured or dead, as well as serious and sensitive allegations of police misconduct.
Investigators said the identities of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of their next of kin.
— With files from Global News