Calgary police say speed and alcohol are being investigated as factors in a crash in Capitol Hill on Tuesday that killed one man and left his wife with serious injuries.
The collision was between a motorcycle and an SUV and happened at the intersection of 20 Avenue Northwest and 14 Street Northwest just before 11 p.m.
Police said the motorcycle was northbound on 14 Street when it collided with a southbound Honda CRV that was turning east onto 20 Avenue.
The man driving the motorcycle and his wife, who was a passenger on the vehicle, were thrown off the bike.
“Both vehicles immediately caught on fire, causing extensive damage,” police said in a release.
The driver of the motorcycle, a man in his 30s, was rushed to hospital where he later died.
The passenger on the bike, a woman in her 30s, was taken to hospital in serious, life-threatening condition.
EMS said the driver of the SUV suffered minor injuries and wasn’t transported to hospital.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service’s non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.