Collision claimed life of well known resident

A two vehicle collision last Wednesday night resulted in the death of motorcycle driver Craig Seifert of Sylvan Lake.

A two vehicle collision last Wednesday night resulted in the death of motorcycle driver Craig Seifert of Sylvan Lake.

The collision occurred at the intersection of Highway 781 and Highway 592 south of Sylvan Lake about 11:10 p.m. and involved a 2006 Dodge Caravan and the motorcycle.

At press time yesterday (Wednesday) morning, Innisfail RCMP Cpl. Jeff Hildebrandt reported investigation of the crash is almost complete and they expect to release new information in the near future.

Emergency medical personnel, along with police officers from both Sylvan Lake RCMP detachment and Innisfail Integrated Traffic Services attended the scene.

The 17-year-old female driver of the minivan, from Penhold, was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Seifert died at the scene.

At the time of the collision the weather was clear and traffic was light, said an RCMP news release from Cst. Miles Hayden. “Early indication is that neither speed or alcohol were a factor in the collision.”

Seifert was well known in Sylvan Lake and Facebook messages were posted last week mourning his loss on both the Shake The Lake page and that of Sylvan Lake Football.

The “Shake The Lake Volunteer Army” wrote, “it is with the deepest regret and the heaviest of hearts that we address the passing of our dear friend. Craig Seifert was a co-founder of Shake The Lake, bass player in the band Slack Jaw, avid motorcycle rider, minor football coach, and way more, all in addition to being a loving husband to his wife and an awesome father to his three kids. Craig was instrumental in co-founding Shake The Lake in 2008 and helped to set the vision for the festival’s future.”