Two people were killed and one injured in a single-vehicle collision following an attempted traffic stop by Edmonton police early Monday morning.
At approximately 2:35 a.m., an officer attempted to stop traffic in a black 2014 Ford Focus in the area of West Whitemud Drive and 91 Street. Police said in a press release that the vehicle’s registered owner was listed as a suspended driver.
However, police said the Ford driver did not stop and fled at high speed, traveling west on Whitemud Drive and exiting the freeway at the southbound Calgary Trail exit ramp. The police did not pursue.
The Ford was found in the off-ramp area on Southbound Calgary Trail and Whitemud Drive, where it had allegedly lost control and collided with a utility pole.
One passenger, a 23-year-old woman, was taken to hospital by emergency medical services with life-threatening injuries. The woman driving the Ford and a second passenger, a 31-year-old man, died at the scene.
Edmonton police continue to investigate the collision.