Rider dead after truck slams into motorcycles on side of road near Slave Lake

| April 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

18-year old man in Slave Lake hospital

Slave Lake is 280 kilometres north of Edmonton.

One man is dead and another is in an Edmonton hospital after they were struck by a pick up truck while sitting on their motorcycles on the side of the road Friday evening near Slave Lake, Alberta.

Around 8 p.m. Slave Lake RCMP responded to a motor vehicle collision approximately 8 kilometres east of town on Highway 2. A westbound pick up truck had collided into two riders and their motorcycles parked on the side of the road in the westbound lane.

Both motorcyclists received injuries in the collision and were transported to Slave Lake Hospital.

A 44-year old man from Slave Lake later succumbed to his injuries, according to police. The name of the deceased is not being released at this time.

The other rider is 18-years old. He remains in hospital recovering from his injuries.

Victim Services from Slave Lake is supporting the families and witnesses.

The collision is still under investigation, according to the RCmP.

Slave Lake is a town of 6,800 located on the southeast shore of Lesser Slave Lake at the junction of Highway 2 and Highway 88, 280 kilometres north of Edmonton. The town was the focus of national attention in 2011 after wild fires destroyed almost one-third of local building and residents had to evacuate their homes on short notice.

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