Motorcyclist died following crash

An Eckville motorcyclist died following a crash on Rainy Creek Road Saturday evening.

An Eckville motorcyclist died following a crash on Rainy Creek Road Saturday evening.

The motorcyclist was riding with a group westbound on Rainy Creek Road about one mile west of Highway 20 “when it appears he failed to negotiate a curve in the road, left the road and struck a fence”, about 6:15 p.m., reported RCMP Cpl. James Allemekinders. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The driver, 62 year old Lloyd Spittal of Eckville, was transported to Red Deer Regional Hospital but died a short time later.

Bentley Fire Department and Associated EMS attended the scene along with RCMP.