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Picture Butte RCMP investigate fatal motorcycle collision

Posted on May 1, 2017 by Sunny South News

RCMP in Picture Butte are investigating a fatal motorcycle collision that occurred overnight on Apr. 30.
At 6:30 a.m. on Apr. 30, a passing motorist came upon a motorcycle collision at the intersection of Highway 519 and Highway 845, approximately 15 kilometres north east of Picture Butte.
RCMP attended and determined 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 a.m. on Apr. 30.
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.

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