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UPDATED: Motorcyclist involved in crash succumbs to injuries, dies in hospital

Incident under investigation by Ponoka RCMP

A 28-year-old male passed away in hospital June 14 after being struck on his motorcycle by another vehicle on Hwy. 815 and Township Road 420 on June 13.

The man was airlifted by STARS air ambulance but succumbed to his injuries the next evening.

The Ponoka RCMP responded to a call about the collision at 1:25 p.m. June 13. Red Deer Traffic and Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit also attended to assist.

The driver of the car, who was unharmed, was travelling northbound on Hwy. 815 and turning west onto Township Road 420 when it collided with the motorcycle travelling southbound on Hwy. 815.

A Red Deer RCMP collision analyst attended the scene to conduct an investigation and traffic was diverted for approximately two hours. The Ponoka County Regional Fire Department – East District also attended the scene.

Peggi and Rick Martin came upon the scene shortly after it occurred and found the driver of the motorcycle unconscious.

“The accident had just happened before we arrived … we stopped to see if we could offer any assistance but there was really nothing we could do,” said Peggi. “The driver of the motorcycle was unconscious but still breathing. We were told STARS was on the way and were directed to leave the scene.”

As of press time on June 18, no charges had been laid and the collision remains under investigation.

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A Ponoka County firefighter helps a STARS helicopter land at an accident scene on Hwy. 815 on June 13. Photo submitted

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