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RCMP Investigate Weekend Accidents in Southern Alberta

Fatal Single vehicle rollover, Castle Falls area west of Pincher Creek, Alberta
Sunday September 6th 2015 at 1700hrs Pincher Creek Emergency Services responded to a single vehicle rollover on the Ohagen Road near Castle Falls, in the Castle Forestry area. One adult male, and two female youth were taken to Pincher Creek hospital with minor injury’s.
One 19 year old male from Pincher Creek was pronounced deceased on scene, he was believed to be the driver of the Dodge pickup truck that lost control on the road, and rolled several times. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt at the time.
RCMP are investigating if alcohol was a factor in this fatality.
This collision is still under investigation. No charges have been laid at this time. Further information will be released once it becomes available.

RCMP Canmore Investigates Motorcycle Collision; Driver Seriously injured

On Monday, September 7, 2015 at 4:20 p.m., Canmore RCMP with assistance from Exshaw Fire Department, Canmore EMS and Alberta Parks responded to a Motor Vehicle collision involving a Yamaha Motorcycle and Pontiac Vibe Car on Highway 1A just East of Grotto Pond between Canmore and Exshaw. An eastbound car had been struck from the rear by an Eastbound traveling motorcycle. As a result, the motorcyclist lost control and was ejected from his bike. The motorcycle continued to skid a distance past the initial collision.

The 59 year old male driver from Edmonton suffered severe injuries and was transported from the scene by STARS Air Ambulance to a Calgary Hospital. The driver was wearing a helmet at the time of collision.

The three occupants of the car were uninjured.

Highway 1A was closed in both directions for several hours while STARS attended the scene and the investigation was conducted.

Canmore RCMP have yet to determine the cause of the initial collision, leading to the loss of control by the Motorcyclist.

Road and Weather conditions have been ruled out as factors in this collision. Alcohol and speed are also not believed to be factors related to this collision.

Canmore RCMP continue to investigate.

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