Alberta RCMP investigate alcohol as possible factor in fatal crash near Cremona

A file photo of an RCMP cruiser. The Canadian Press

RCMP believe alcohol could be a factor in a fatal motorcycle crash in southern Alberta on Sunday.

The collision, which happened on Highway 22 near Cremona at around 9:30 p.m., involved a pickup truck, an SUV and two motorcycles.

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Didsbury RCMP said when officers arrived at the collision site on Highway 22 near Range Road 43, EMS and fire crews were already at the scene.

Police believe the pickup truck was heading south on Highway 22 when the driver attempted to overtake a van, lost control and collided with an SUV that was heading north on the highway.

The pickup then rolled several times into oncoming traffic, colliding with two motorcycles that were also heading north on Highway 22.

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A 43-year-old male motorcyclist from Mountain View County was pronounced dead at the scene, RCMP said.

The other motorcyclist suffered non-life-threatening injuries. RCMP said the woman was treated in hospital.

There were two people in the SUV at the time. The woman driving the vehicle suffered minor injuries that were treated on scene and the passenger of the vehicle was not injured, according to RCMP.

The 25-year-old woman from Mountain View County who was driving the pickup truck was arrested for impaired driving causing death. Police said she was taken to hospital to be treated for injuries suffered in the collision.

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