Calgary police investigating drugs, alcohol as factors in multi-vehicle Stoney accident

Calgary police are working to investigate a crash involving several vehicles on Stoney Trail earlier this week.

Investigators say around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21, officers were called to northbound Stoney Trail NE, just north of the interchange with Country Hills Boulevard NE, for reports of a collision involving four vehicles.

At the time, a grey 2005 Toyota Echo, driven by a 28-year-old man, was stopped on the north shoulder, while at the same time, a grey 2007 Toyota Yaris, driven by a 21-year-old woman, was driving north on Stoney.

Police say that as the Yaris approached the Echo, the Echo pulled away from the shoulder into approaching traffic.

The Yaris hit the Echo, according to investigators, and also collided with the backend of a black 2019 GMC Yukon, driven by a 44-year-old woman that was also travelling north on Stoney Trail.

Police explain a 35-year-old man was driving behind the Yukon in a 2021 BMW X3, and as the Yukon steered around the Echo, the BMW hit the Echo.

The BMW came to a controlled stop on the south shoulder, investigators say, while the Yukon continued travelling on Stoney Trail NE.

Both the Yaris and the Echo came to uncontrolled stops in the south median, according to police.

The driver of the Yaris was seriously injured and the driver of the Echo also sustained serious, life-threatening injuries.

Police say both drivers were taken to hospital.

The driver of the BMW wasn’t hurt, and the driver of the Yukon was also later found and not hurt.

Alcohol and drugs on the part of the Echo driver are being investigated as factors in this collision.

Anyone with information about this incident, or dashcam footage of the area from the time of the collision is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234 or tip anonymously through CrimeStoppers.

Top Stories

Top Stories

Most Watched Today