Double vehicle collision at monton claims two lives

The Edmonton Police Service is investigating a double fatal collision that occurred Sunday night in west Edmonton, which claimed the lives of two males and left a third male with injuries.

It was reported that a Ford Crown Victoria was travelling northbound on 151 Street approaching 95 Avenue at approximately 9:45 p.m. on Sunday, August 24, 2014. The vehicle was allegedly travelling at a high rate of speed and failed to stop at a stop sign at 95 Avenue.

Upon entering the intersection, the Ford was struck on the left rear corner by a Chrysler Concorde travelling eastbound on 95 Avenue. The Ford rotated counter-clockwise, continued northbound on 151 Street and collided with an unoccupied Mazda A31, parked on the west side of the street. The Ford then struck a large tree, causing catastrophic damage to the vehicle.

The driver of the Ford, a 50-year-old male, and passenger, yet to be identified, were pronounced deceased at the scene. The 28-year-old male driver of the Chrysler sustained minor injuries. 

“Speed played a role in this collision. Alcohol may have also been a factor,” says Acting Staff Sgt. Gener Alvarado with the Major Collision Investigation Unit.

The Edmonton Police Service continues to investigate.

These are Edmonton’s 15th and 16th traffic fatalities of 2014. There were 17 traffic fatalities at this time in 2013. 

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