Alcohol a suspected factor in collision that killed Cochrane cyclist

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Cochrane RCMP say alcohol is believed to be a factor in a collision between a vehicle and a cyclist Wednesday afternoon that killed, a 54-year-old Cochrane man.

The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. in Cochrane along Highway 22 south of the Sunset Blvd. intersection.

Police have not released information surrounding the identity of the person killed.

The driver of the silver Jeep Cherokee involved in the collision, a 58-year-old man from Cochrane, was taken to Foothills hospital in stable, non-life threatening condition, according to EMS.

Cpl. Troy Savinkoff with the Cochrane RCMP said the driver was accompanied by an investigator to the hospital where he was questioned. Though there are no charges currently pending, Savinkoff said “charges are likely.”

In addition to seeking any other witnesses, RCMP are also asking anyone who might have been the victim of a hit and run on Sunset Boulevard minutes before the fatal collision to come forward.

A preliminary investigation is ongoing and RCMP are looking for anyone who might have witnessed the collision to reach out to Cochrane RCMP at 403-851-8000 or submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-0222-8477 or

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