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One person is dead following a collision that involved four motorcycles near Hythe.

On Sunday just before 5 p.m., the Grande Prairie and Beaverlodge RCMP responded to a serious collision involving four motorcycles.

A 47 year-old male from Grande Prairie died in the collision, while a 55 year-old male from Grovedale was transported by air ambulance to Edmonton and remains in serious condition.

The early investigation suggests, the motorcycle driven by the deceased was west bound on Highway 672 from Highway 723.  There were three separate motorcycles (traveling together)  east bound on highway 672 towards Highway 723. All four motorcycles met on a “S” curve approximately one kilometre west of highway 723.

Reportedly, the motorcycle operated by the deceased, for undetermined reasons, crossed the line of centre and collided with the first of the group’s east bound motorcycles driven by the injured Grovedale man.  
 
The second motorcycle in the eastbound group operated by a 55 year-old man with a 49 year-old female passenger (both of Grande Prairie), rolled into the ditch.  The driver of the second motorcycle sustained injuries and remains in stable condition at a local area hospital.  The female passenger suffered minor injuries and was treated and released from a local area hospital. 

The third motorcycle in the group operated by a 39 year-old man of Fort Vermillion entered the ditch in attempt to avoid the collision scene and was not injured.
 
Police continue to investigate the factors which contributed to the collision. 

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