August 1st 2016
Turner Valley, Alberta – RCMP in Turner Valley assisted by the RCMP Collision Analyst continue to investigate a 2 vehicle collision on Highway 22 near the intersection of Highway 540 near Longview, Alberta which occurred on July 31st 2016 at approximately 5:00 PM. Initial investigation shows a northbound motorcycle with two riders struck the side of an SUV that was performing a U-Turn across the Highway. The 45 year old male operator of the motorcycle died at Oilfields Hospital while the 12 year old passenger was flown by STARS Air Ambulance to Children’s Hospital where the youth is in Stable condition. The 4 occupants of the SUV were transported to local hospital with minor injuries.
Although the investigation is ongoing, speed and driver error are believed to be factors. A 39 year old male from Washington State has been charged with an Unsafe U-Turn under Section 29(1) Use of Highway and Rules of the Road Regulations.