CALGARY -- A crash on Deerfoot Trail in Calgary Sunday afternoon claimed one life and injured a second person, authorities say.

The incident happened around 2:15 p.m. when the driver of a southbound vehicle appeared to lose control and hit a pole near 130 Avenue.

Calgary police and EMS confirmed one man died at the scene. A second person, a woman in her late 20s, was taken to hospital in serious but stable condition. Officials said her injuries are non-life threatening.

Southbound Deerfoot Trail traffic was backed up while officials investigated.