A motorcyclist critically injured on Thursday morning in a Red Deer collision has died.
It is the second fatal collision in the city in less than a week.
Christopher Huhn, 31, of Red Deer, passed away from his injuries at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre.
At around 6:45 a.m., Red Deer RCMP responded when an SUV traveling westbound on 32nd Street allegedly collided with a motorcycle traveling northbound on 40th Avenue. Police believe the motorcycle may have been making a left turn at the time of the collision.
The SUV then struck a tree on the northwest side of the intersection.
STARS air ambulance was called in from the Calgary base at 6:57 a.m.
Medical staff tried to stabilize Huhn at the hospital so he could be airlifted by STARS but they were unable to stabilize him enough to be airlifted, STARS spokesperson Mike Haska said.
The driver of the SUV, a 32-year-old man, was also taken to Red Deer hospital. He was treated and released from hospital with minor injuries.
The traffic lights at the time of the accident were not working due to a power outage in the area. This resulted in a four-way stop situation.
Anyone who witnessed the collision and have not already spoken to police are asked to call 403-343-5575.
Early Saturday morning, Red Deer cab driver Donald Roland Ogloff, 55, died following a two-vehicle collision around 12:45 a.m.
The taxi driver was travelling north in his cab on 30th Avenue when he approached the intersection of 55th Street when a southbound car trying to make a left-hand turn onto Hwy 11 collided with the cab.
Ogloff was on duty at the time of the collision and had one passenger in the vehicle. The 22-year-old male passenger was treated for minor injuries in hospital. The driver of the other car was treated at the scene and released.
Yet another Red Deer resident has died this week in a motor vehicle incident.
Amanda Kerrie Harlos, 19, died in a single-vehicle rollover on Hwy 587, east of the James River Store on Saturday evening.
Sundre RCMP said that the vehicle carrying three people rolled around 7:30 p.m. The driver and another passenger were taken to hospital with undisclosed injuries. The James River Store is about 80 km southwest of Red Deer.
Harlos was a recent graduate of Red Deer College’s Hospitality and Tourism Program and worked at the Sheraton Hotel Red Deer where her funeral service is being held today.
RCMP continue to investigate all three collisions.