CALGARY – The driver of a vehicle is in the Calgary hospital and its passenger is dead after an incident near Fort Macleod Saturday night.
Police were first called about an unpredictable driver who was discovered near Nanton at 7 p.m.
The officers located the vehicle and tried to stop the traffic, but the driver fled at high speed towards Claresholm.
Fort Macleod RCMP found the vehicle at 7.45 p.m. in a ditch on Highway 810, 15 kilometers south of Highway 3.
Officials say the vehicle crashed into a power pole. Emergency teams, including the Fort Macleod Fire Department and EMS, were called in to assist and rescue the two inmates.
The driver suffered serious injuries and was flown to Calgary by STARS Air Ambulance while the passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Fort Macleod RCMP at 403-553-4406.
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