RCMP investigate fatal motorcycle collision that claimed 37-year-old Coaldale Man

Picture Butte, Alberta – RCMP in Picture Butte are investigating a fatal motorcycle collision that occurred overnight on April 30.

At 6:30 am on April 30, a passing motorist came upon a motorcycle collision at the intersection of highway 519 and highway 845, approximately 15 kilometres northeast of Picture Butte. RCMP attended and determined that the motorcycle was travelling north on highway 519 when it missed a curve and entered a field. The motorcycle went through the field then climbed the ditch of highway 845 which caused it to become airborne. It then landed in the opposite ditch and struck a wire fence on the north side of highway 845. The driver of the motorcycle, a 37-year-old man from Coaldale died at the scene.

Investigators believe the collision happened between midnight and 6:00 am on April 30th. The deceased has been identified as a 37-year-old man from Coaldale.

At the time, highway conditions were dry and visibility was good. Speed is believed to be a factor in the collision. An autopsy will be performed to determine if there were any other factors in the collision.

Picture Butte RCMP


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