A 53 year old woman is dead, and a 55 year old man was airlifted to a Calgary hospital via STARS Air Ambulance after being struck by a tour bus in Banff.

Shortly after ten this morning members of the Banff RCMP detachment responded to a report that a tour bus had rolled forward, hitting two indivdiuals who were standing in front of it, and then rolled down an embankment at the Castle Mountain Viewpoint.

The bus came then to rest at the bottom of the embankment. No one else is believed to have been injured during this incident.

Police are on scene with emergency crews as they continue their investigation of this matter.

The Castle Mountain Viewpoint is located west of Castle Mountain junction on Highway 1.