City police looking for witnesses to weekend crashes
Cops are trying to piece together the events surrounding three collisions over the weekend — each claiming one life.
Duty Insp. Luch Berti said the traffic unit has very few leads on the cause of each of the collisions around the city, only saying that witness accounts will have to help police find the cause of the wrecks.
Police are looking at speed and possibly alcohol as contributing factors to a single vehicle collision that took the life of a 23-year-old just before 4 a.m. Saturday morning.
A 2000 GMC Jimmy appeared to have lost control before veering into a tree on the centre median between Shawnessy Blvd. and Millrise Blvd. SE.
A 49-year-old man was killed when the 1989 Ford 150 he was driving northbound on 84 St. NE failed to stop at a stop sign at McKnight Blvd., striking an eastbound Dodge Caravan, injuring a 22-year-old male.
The lone occupant of the Ford truck was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.
A dog travelling in the pickup was also ejected, but was rushed to an animal hospital, where the dog’s condition has apparently stabilized.
Alcohol has not been ruled out pending toxicology reports.
The third crash happened on Deerfoot Trail and Marquis of Lorne Trail SE Saturday afternoon.
A 35-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene after a late model pickup truck travelling southbound, left the road as it approached the overpass, striking an overhead sign post.