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Motorcyclist, 28, dies after collision south of Ponoka

The intersection of Highway 815 and Township Road 420 in central Alberta.
The intersection of Highway 815 and Township Road 420 in central Alberta. Credit: Google Streetview

A young motorcycle driver died in hospital last week after being involved in a collision on a secondary highway in central Alberta.

The two-vehicle collision happened on Thursday afternoon on Highway 815 east of Morningside, which is halfway between Ponoka and Lacombe.

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RCMP said that on June 13, just before 1:30 p.m., a car was driving north on Highway 815 and turned left to go west on Township Road 420 when it collided with a southbound motorcycle on the highway.

The motorcyclist, a 28-year-old man, was seriously injured and flown to the hospital via STARS air ambulance. He died as a result of his injuries the following evening.

The driver of the car was not injured.

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A collision analyst from Red Deer was dispatched to investigate the crash.

As of Monday morning, no charges had been laid and the collision remained under investigation.

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