EDMONTON – RCMP believe drugs and alcohol played a role in a dirt bike collision that killed a 26-year-old Sylvan Lake man Saturday morning.
The collision happened in a back lane behind Lodge Place in Sylvan Lake around 6 a.m.
When emergency crews arrived they found two seriously injured men, along with two heavily damaged dirt bikes.
EMS treated both men on scene. Two STARS Air Ambulance helicopters were also called in to assist.
One man, a 27-year-old from Sylvan Lake, was taken taken to the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton with critical injuries.
The other man, a 26-year-old from Sylvan Lake, was pronounced dead on scene.
Police say neither of the men was wearing any type of safety equipment. Neither of the bikes was registered or street legal.
The collision is still under investigation, but police suspect drugs and alcohol were factors. Officers say it’s being investigated as an impaired driving causing death file and criminal charges are pending.
The names of the men are not being released.