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Police investigate fatal motorcycle collision in southeast Edmonton

A motorcycle rider is dead after a collision with a car Sunday morning in southeast Edmonton.

Collision occurred in intersection of 75th Street and 101st Avenue

Police remained on scene Sunday. The male driver of the motorcycle died in hospital Sunday morning. (CBC/Simon-Pierre Poulin)

A motorcycle rider is dead after a collision with a car Sunday morning in southeast Edmonton.

Police confirmed the motorcycle was stolen. 

The collision happened in the intersection of 75th Street and 101st Avenue at around 7 a.m., the Edmonton Police Service said in a media release.

Police say a Mercury Marquis was travelling south on Wayne Gretzky Drive before turning east on 101st Avenue. The motorcycle was travelling north on Wayne Gretzky Drive at the time of the collision.

A man was driving the motorcycle and a woman was riding as a passenger. Both were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. The man died in hospital.

A man was driving the motorcycle and a woman was riding as a passenger. (CBC/Simon-Pierre Poulin)

The Major Collision Investigations Section was at the scene of the collision Sunday morning and the area was shut down for investigation but has since reopened.

The collision happened in the intersection of 75th Street and 101st Avenue at around 7 a.m. (CBC/Simon-Pierre Poulin)

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