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4th fatal motorcycle crash in Alberta leaves 2 dead, 1 in hospital

Two more motorcyclists have died after the fourth motorcycle crash in Alberta on the weekend.
A group of motorcyclists speak with Edmonton police at an accident scene on Groat Road late Sunday. Five motorcyclists died in four separate crashes across Alberta this weekend. (CBC)

Two more motorcyclists have died after the fourth motorcycle crash in Alberta on the weekend.

A motorcycle drove into an SUV crossing Highway 16 at Highway 830 just east of Edmonton at about 8:15 p.m. Sunday.

Strathcona RCMP believe the northbound SUV stopped at the stop sign, but continued into the intersection and the path of the eastbound motorcycle.

The 53-year-old man driving the motorcycle died at the scene while his female passenger, 51, was taken to hospital, where she died a short time later.

The couple lived in Strathcona County, police said.

The 75-year-old woman driving the SUV had serious injuries.

Alcohol does not appear to have been involved, police said.

RCMP ask anyone who witnessed the crash to call them at 780-467-7741.

Three other motorcyclists have died over the weekend across Alberta including a 30-year-old woman killed Saturday on the Yellowhead Trail in Edmonton.

In southern Alberta, a man in his 50s was killed near Strathmore, while another man died near Lethbridge. 

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