A woman was killed Wednesday morning when a small car collided with a large gravel truck, closing Calgary's Glenmore Trail during rush hour.
Police said the woman, 19, was travelling alone eastbound in a Dodge Neon when she apparently lost control, crossed over the median and was hit by a westbound truck at about 7:40 a.m.
"The car had spun around so she was struck in the driver's side door. Killed instantly," said duty Insp. Rob Williams. "Very tragic accident."
Police were trying to piece together what happened, but noted that the roads were slippery.
The driver of the truck wasn't hurt and he likely won't be charged, said Williams.
"He had nowhere to go," he said. "He was in the proper lane and there doesn't apppear to be anything out of the ordinary as far as his vehicle goes, but we do have our truck unit investigating."
The woman's name has not been released. Distraught family members showed up on scene after recognizing a photo of her vehicle on a news website, he said.
Glenmore was closed in both directions — eastbound Glenmore Trail at 37th Street S.W. and westbound Glenmore Trail at Crowchild Trail — for more than four hours while police collected evidence. Police reopened the road at noon.