CALGARY — Investigators say it doesn’t appear as if a police officer was chasing an SUV when it went out of control, struck a tree and then hit the basement of a home where it burst into flames.
“It doesn’t sound like it was a pursuit,” said Roy Fitzpatrick of the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team.
Police said an officer tried to put out the fire. He was able to get the passenger out, but he died of his injuries in hospital. The driver died at the scene.
A 52-year-old woman who lives in the house was also taken to hospital with minor injuries, while an officer was slightly hurt as well trying to put out the fire.