Stony Plain RCMP are investigating after a 30-year-old man died after he was allegedly hit in the head by a bar patron.

RCMP say Travis John Colby was struck in the face while trying to break up an altercation. After being hit, he fell to the ground, unconscious.

Colby was taken to hospital, but never regained consciousness.

An autopsy is scheduled for October 3.

Police say the matter remains under investigation, and that charges are pending.