A man and a woman were killed and another woman left with serious injuries early Monday morning after the car they were sitting in collided with a pole in southern Edmonton.
Edmonton police said it started just after 2:30 a.m. when a patrol officer tried to tow the black Ford Focus 2014 on Whitemud Drive westbound, near 91 Street.
Police said the traffic stop was initiated because the car’s registered owner was listed as a suspended driver.
The Ford reportedly did not stop for police and fled west at high speed, leaving Whitemud on the Calgary Trail at the ramp.
The police car did not pursue, reads a press release.
Edmonton police officer hit while driving traffic jams on Whitemud Drive
Shortly afterwards, the sedan was found at the intersection of the Calgary Trail southbound and the Whitemud Drive crossing, where it had reportedly lost control and hit a light bar.
The woman who was driving the car died, along with a 31-year-old man who was a passenger, of their injuries at the scene.
EMS treated and transported another passenger — a 23-year-old woman — to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The road was closed most of the morning while the EPS Major Collision Investigations Section (MCIS) was on site but reopened at 6 p.m.
Police said no further information was available at this time.
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