‘Modified race vehicle’ crash on Calgary streets kills driver


CALGARY – Calgary police are investigating a fatal crash of a “modified racing vehicle” on city streets.

Officers were called to the crash in the southeast of the city on Friday night, and investigators believe the heavily modified 1984 Mercury Capri lost control, rolled up the curb and hit two large decorative rocks.

The impact rolled him onto his roof.

The driver, a man in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene and investigators believe speeding and alcohol were two factors in the crash.

Police said in a press release that the car was not roadworthy and appeared to have been modified for racing.

They say there was only one seat for the driver, which had no seat belt, the interior was stripped, the glass was removed and a roll cage was installed.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on September 3, 2022.

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