Man airlifted following early morning snowmobile crash

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a snowmobile crash south of Bentley early Saturday morning.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a snowmobile crash south of Bentley early Saturday morning.

RCMP Cpl. Kevin Halwa reported a 23 year old Thorsby man was transported to the Royal Alexander Hospital in Edmonton by STARS air ambulance with serious spinal cord injuries after he hit a snow ridge along a service road in a farm field.

Emergency crews were called, at approximately 1 a.m., by two family members who were operating their own snowmobiles with the man at the time of the collision in a field east of Range Road 1-1 and north of Township Road 40-0.

Both family members who were with the victim at the time of the collision have been charged with refusing to provide a breath sample, according to Halwa.

Names of those involved are not being released by RCMP at this time.

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