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RCMP investigate after motorcyclist killed in highway crash near Morley

​Highway 1A has reopened after a crash that took the life of a young motorcyclist Tuesday evening.

An SUV and a motorbike crashed around 6:40 p.m. on Highway 1A at Branch Road near Morley, Alta., RCMP said.

Later in the evening, Mounties confirmed the 29-year-old man from Calgary who was driving the bike died at the scene.

RCMP said investigators are still looking into what caused the fatal crash; however, police believe the eastbound motorcycle lost control and collided with a westbound SUV.

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Two occupants inside the SUV were not physically injured.

Just before midnight, police reopened the highway, which had been closed for more than six hours.

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“Information about those involved will not be released until next of kin notifications have been performed.”

Police said there’s no indication speed nor alcohol were factors in the crash.

​Morley is located about 50 kilometres west of Calgary. Police said they don’t expect to release further updates.

with files from Phil Heidenreich, Global News

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