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Two dead in crashes

Travel turned deadly on Parkland County roads over the weekend, after two people died in two separate collisions police believe were linked to alcohol.

A 26-year-old man flying at a high rate of speed on Highway 43 lost control of his motorcycle around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, officials said.

Though police and an ambulance rushed to the scene of the single-vehicle collision, rescue crews could not save the man.

Stony Plain RCMP Cpl. Melanie Malchuk said officers believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Emergency crews and a STARS air ambulance rushed to the scene of a head-on collision off the main drag in the small village of Alberta Beach around 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

A 67-year-old man from the area died as a result of his injuries.

A passenger in his vehicle was treated on scene for minor injuries.

Police said the driver of the second vehicle was arrested, and impaired driving charges are pending.

Police have not released the name of either victim from the separate crashes, pending notification of next of kin.

Rodney Ivan Flight faces a number of charges in relation to the second crash, including impaired driving causing death and impaired driving causing bodily harm.

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