Alberta man dies following head-on motorcross bike collision

A 21-year-old southern Alberta man was killed Monday after two motocross bikes crashed head-on near Fernie, say RCMP.

At around 4:15 p.m., Elk Valley RCMP officers responded to the crash near Lake Koocanusa about 75 kilometres southwest of Fernie, B.C.

One of the riders, a man from Crowsnest Pass about 200 kilometres south of Calgary, died at the scene.
He was with a group of individuals from Alberta riding on some backcountry trails in the area.

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RCMP say both riders were heading up opposite sides of the same hill and crashed when they reached the top.

They were all experienced motocross riders and were wearing protective riding gear, RCMP added.

Foul play has been ruled out in the collision.

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The name of the victim has not been released as family are being notified.

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