One man is dead and another is hospitalized following an accident in the Midnapore neighborhood of southeast Calgary.
Calgary police said they received a call just before 10:40 a.m. Tuesday about a collision at the intersection of Midpark Boulevard and Midlake Boulevard SE.
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On Tuesday evening, police said a blue Chevrolet Camaro – which they believe was being driven by a 20-year-old man – was stopped at a red light while traveling north on Midpark Boulevard SE.
They said a black Hyundai Santa Fe, driven by a 79-year-old man, was traveling east along Midlake Boulevard SE and crossing the concrete meridian that separates north and south traffic on Midpark Boulevard.
“The Hyundai then entered the northbound lanes and struck the driver’s side of the Camaro, pushing the Camaro east, until both vehicles crossed the sidewalk to the east and over a fence of back garden of a home in the 200 block of Midpark Gardens, coming to rest on the grass near the garden,” a police statement said.
Police confirmed the driver of the sports car was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Emergency Medical Services confirmed the other man was taken to Foothills Medical Center in serious but stable and non-life-threatening condition.
Police said drugs and alcohol were not considered factors in the crash, but speed was being investigated as a possible factor.
For much of the day, the eastbound lanes of Midlake Boulevard SE were closed between Macleod Trail and Midpark Rise, as were all directions of travel on Midpark Boulevard.
Police reopened roads in the area after 4 p.m.
The CPS asked anyone with information about the incident to call the non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or contact them online through Crime Stoppers.
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