The driver of a vehicle was killed after colliding with a power pole on Hwy 11A early Saturday morning.
Sylvan Lake RCMP say around 4:30 a.m. officers were patrolling the highway.
A Sylvan Lake RCMP officer encountered a vehicle heading westbound on the highway, travelling across the centre line without its headlights turned on.
The officer avoided a collision, turned around and attempted to stop the vehicle.
The driver continuing going – shortly after, the vehicle left the road and collided with a power pole. The driver was ejected and located deceased nearby.
A passenger was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extracted by the Sylvan Lake Fire Department. EMS attended the scene and transported the passenger to the Red Deer Regional Hospital to be treated for serious injuries.
Police say alcohol, speed and manner of driving are believe to be factors involved in the collision.
The identity of the deceased won’t be released, pending notification of the next of kin.
The investigation is ongoing.