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Updated: 13th November 2019 15:37 Calgary

4 deaths in 3 weekend accidents

Four people were killed on Calgary streets in three separate crashes over the weekend, with charges pending in two of the accidents.

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A man has died after his motorcycle collided with a truck in Calgary on Sunday afternoon. (CBC)
Four people were killed on Calgary streets in three separate crashes over the weekend, with charges pending in two of the accidents.

A 38-year-old motorcyclist died after he sped through the intersection of 36th Street and 19th Avenue S.E. just before 3 p.m. on Sunday.

A Ram pickup truck was turning left while a line of traffic from the opposite direction had stopped to allow him through, said witness Eric Harker.

But the motorcycle swerved around that line and slammed into the side of the truck.

"I saw smoke and everything coming from — because he tried to hit the brakes — and I heard skidding and a big crash and I saw the guy go flying," said Harker.

Also on Sunday, two young people were killed in what police said was an alcohol-related accident in northwest Calgary.

A 25-year-old woman in a Toyota Yaris was speeding northbound on Shaganappi Trail when she ran a red light just after 3 a.m., police said.

Witnesses said the Toyota hit a Mercedes sedan heading west on Country Hills Boulevard.

The driver of the Mercedes, a 20-year-old man, was killed, as was the 20-year-old female passenger in the Yaris.

The 25-year-old woman is in hospital with minor injuries. Charges are pending, police said.

On Sunday a 79-year-old woman died in hospital one day after she was hit in a crosswalk by a 23-year-old woman in a Honda Civic at Bow Trail and 37th Street S.W. Charges have not yet been laid.

"It's difficult for our traffic members. The same team was called out and had to work each one of these fatals, so it's difficult for them," said Calgary police duty inspector Chris Butler.

"This carnage just has to come to an end."

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