Police in Canmore say a man was killed on Friday evening in a freak accident that took place while he was doing some maintenance on a vehicle.

Officials say that at about 4:45 p.m., emergency crews were called to a home in the 1200 block of 2 Avenue in Canmore.

When they arrived, they found a 48-year-old man pinned between two vehicles in the alleyway.

He was taken to Canmore Hospital but later died of his injuries.

Police say the man was working on a vehicle in a nearby garage when it somehow rolled forwards and pinned him against a parked vehicle.

The victim has been identified and his family notified, but his identity is being withheld.

The exact cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Canmore RCMP at 403-678-5516.