A man is dead and a woman has been flown to hospital with serious injuries after a crash involving a car and a semi at a rural intersection east of Calgary.
RCMP say they were called to the intersection of Highways 564 and 840, north of the community of Standard at around 6 p.m. Tuesday evening.
Corporal Chris Warren said it appears a car travelling westbound ran a stop sign at the intersection.
“It subsequently struck the trailer of a semi travelling northbound through the intersection,” said Warren. “The driver of the semi-truck was not injured. The male driver of the car was pronounced dead on scene and the female passenger was transported by air ambulance to an area hospital with serious injuries.”
EMS say Strathmore paramedics were able to stabilize the woman before she was flown by STARS to Foothills Hospital.
The intersection remains closed and motorists are being urged to take an alternate route.