Motorcycle accident victim identified

The family of a man who died in a collision in Red Deer last week used his obituary in the Advocate on Tuesday to thank those who tried to save him. Christopher Ian Smith, 28, has been identified as the man who died when driving a motorcycle in Red Deer on Thursday.

The family of a man who died in a collision in Red Deer last week used his obituary in the Advocate on Tuesday to thank those who tried to save him.

Christopher Ian Smith, 28, has been identified as the man who died when driving a motorcycle in Red Deer on Thursday.

RCMP said earlier a motorcycle was eastbound on 32nd Street when it collided with the front passenger side of a pickup truck. The truck had been westbound and was making a left-hand turn onto 47th Avenue when the crash occurred.

A Canada Day funeral service will be held in Port Colborne, Ont., for Smith. He is survived by his parents, Sheila Smith of Mississauga, Ont., and Dr. Ian and Barbara Smith of East Caledon, Ont., brother, Jamie Smith, and stepbrother, David Voisey.

“Special thanks from the family to all the people of Red Deer who rushed to his aid and tried valiantly to save his life. He will be missed by all that knew him,” says the obituary.

In lieu of flowers that family asks that donations be made to the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara/Ontario. Online guests can register condolences at www.davidsonfuneralhome.com

Red Deer city RCMP spokeswoman Const. Sabrina Grunow said earlier that it will be some time before the reconstruction analyst finishes a report on what happened.