Man in custody, motorcyclist dead after alleged drunk driving crash

A 44-year-old Springbrook man is dead after his motorcycle collided with a Ford 150 truck in Red Deer on Wednesday.

A 44-year-old Springbrook man is dead after his motorcycle collided with a Ford 150 truck in Red Deer on Wednesday.

Police arrested the 30-year-old driver of the truck, who now faces charges of impaired driving causing death.

Around 6:30 p.m., police responded to a collision between the truck and the motorcycle at the intersection of 19th Street and 30th Avenue.

Witnesses attempted to administer CPR until Red Deer Emergency Services arrived.

Despite all efforts, the man died at the scene.

His next of kin has been notified. Police will not release the name of the deceased man out of respect for his family’s privacy.

Police say the collision occurred when the truck, which was northbound on 30th Avenue, attempted to turn left onto 19th Street and collided with the motorcycle, which was driving south on 30th Avenue.

The victim was wearing a helmet.

The intersection was blocked for almost three hours while RCMP investigated.

RCMP will release an update, including the charges and name of the man charged, once those charges have been sworn before the courts.

RCMP continue to investigate.

This is the second death in the city involving a motorcycle in the last two weeks. On May 9, a 55-year-old Red Deer man died near the Taylor Drive and Kerry Wood Drive intersection after he lost control of his motorcycle and flipped it before striking a lamp post. He died on scene. Police said speed may have been a factor in that collision.

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