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Motorcycle driver dies in city's sixth traffic fatality of 2017
Published Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:32AM MDT
Last Updated Thursday, April 20, 2017 5:25PM MDT
Edmonton police are investigating a collision Thursday morning that left one male dead.
Investigators said officers were called to scene of the crash at 157 Avenue and 97 Street at about 9 a.m., police arrived on the scene to find a deceased male.
Police said it’s believed an ETS bus was headed northbound on 97 Street, and trying to make a right hand turn onto 157 Avenue when it was hit from behind by the motorcycle.
The driver of that motorcycle was only identified as a 24-year-old male.
As a result of the crash, 97 Street between 153 Avenue and 160 Avenue were closed, and expected to remain that way for hours. At about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, police said that section of road had reopened.
Police later said speed was believed to be a factor in the collision, and they were still investigating.
EPS said this is Edmonton’s sixth traffic fatality of 2017.
EPS on the scene of a fatal collision involving a motorcycle and an ETS bus on 97 St. and 157 Ave. Thursday, April 20, 2017, the driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene.