A 35-year-old man from Calgary is dead following an early morning crash on the QEII highway.

The collision occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. Saturday at a location nearly three kilometers north of the Carstairs overpass. A southbound 1998 Volkswagen Beetle drifted into the centre median, through a cable barrier, and into northbound traffic where it struck the trailer of a semi tractor trailer unit.

The driver of the Beetle, the lone occupant of the car, was transported to a Calgary area hospital by STARS Air Ambulance. The 35-year-old man succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

The semi driver was not injured in the crash.

The identity of the deceased has not been released.

An investigation into the cause of the crash is underway. RCMP do not believe speed, alcohol or road conditions were factors in the collision.