Calgary teen dead after multi-vehicle crash on Highway 8
2nd deadly crash in 2 days on same stretch of road
A 19-year-old Calgary man is dead after a multi-vehicle accident on Highway 8.
The Calgary man was driving a pickup truck when he crossed the centre line of the highway and collided with a semi-trailer just before 6:30 p.m. MT Thursday night.
The young man was thrown from the truck and then hit by another vehicle on the straight stretch of road in the southwest. He died at the accident scene.
No one else was injured.
Highway 8, which is an extenstion of Glenmore Trail, was closed for hours Thursday night.
RCMP said they don’t believe speed or alcohol were involved.
An 18-year-old Calgary man died on the same stretch of road Tuesday night, after his car hit a semi-trailer. Police are investigating whether distracted driving played a role in the crash.