Man dies in collision with modified racing vehicle: Calgary police – Calgary

A Calgary man in his 30s died following a collision in what police described as a “heavily modified” racing vehicle on Friday night.

The Calgary Police Department said the incident happened just before 8:30 p.m. on September 2 at the 2800 block of 58 Avenue SE.

The driver is believed to be traveling west on 58th Avenue and approaching the east entrance to the plaza in the 2800 block when he lost control, drove up the sidewalk and hit two large boulders, according to a press release from the CPS on Saturday morning.

Police said the impact of the vehicle hitting the rocks caused the car to roll onto its roof.

The driver was examined by EMS and pronounced dead at the scene. Alcohol and speed are believed to be factors in the crash, police said.

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“The vehicle was a 1984 Mercury Capri and was not roadworthy as it appears to have been modified for racing,” police said in a news release. “It only contained one seat for the driver, who had no seat belt. The interior was stripped, the glass was removed and a roll cage was fitted.

The CPS Traffic Section is investigating the collision and is asking anyone who may have information about the incident to call police at 403-266-1234, or anonymously via Crime Stoppers.
The CPS also reminds Calgarians that street racing is prohibited and anyone who sees dangerous driving should call the police.

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