Engine flies out of car as Calgary crash kills young man
CALGARY – A high speed car crash into a retaining wall hurled the vehicle’s engine yards away, killed a young occupant and left another in critical condition.
Police said a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix lost control at high speed while traveling west on 36 Street near 12 Avenue SE at around 10.35 p.m. on Wednesday.
“The force of the impact ripped the engine from the vehicle and sent it tumbling into a nearby yard,” police said early Thursday morning.
“The driver and passenger, both males in their 20′s, were ejected from the vehicle. EMS transported both to the Foothills Medical Centre in critical life-threatening condition. Unfortunately one of the males succumbed to his injuries several hours later. The other victim is still in hospital and remains in critical condition.”
“Because both victims were thrown from the vehicle prior to Emergency Services arriving on-scene, investigators have yet to conclude who was driving,” police said of the tragic crash.
“While excessive speed is clearly a factor in this collision, Traffic Investigators are still working to determine if alcohol or drugs were involved.”
Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to call the Calgary Police Service Traffic Section at 403-567-4000, or Crime Stoppers.