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Calgary man killed, another injured in motorcycle crash on Highway 40

A STARS Air Ambulance helicopter. File / Global News

One person was killed and another was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash west of Calgary on Sunday.

Cochrane RCMP said the victims were among a group of people who get together once in a while for a casual motorcycle drive.

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The group left Calgary on Sunday morning and began travelling through the Kananaskis area, which is where the crash occurred.

RCMP said two riders lost control and entered the ditch while travelling north on Highway 40, about 13 kilometres north of Highway 541.

Paramedics pronounced a 47-year-old Calgary man dead at the scene.

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The second man involved in the crash, a 40-year-old from Calgary, was air-lifted to hospital by STARS Air Ambulance with serious injuries.

The crash caused a section of Highway 40 to shut down while RCMP investigated.

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