Alberta winter motorcycle race cancelled after fatal crash

EDMONTON – The organizers of a winter motorcycle race at Sandy Beach, Alberta have cancelled the event after a fatal crash involving one of its competitors.

During the 24 Hour Numb Bum Ice Race Saturday Troy Ritchie was taken to hospital after his motorcycle crashed. He was rushed to hospital by STARS Air Ambulance, where he later died from his injuries.

The Pembina Dirt Rider Association posted a statement on its website:

“We are deeply saddened to inform everyone that Troy Ritchie passed away this evening due to his accident yesterday at the Numb Bum Ice Race. Troy left us doing what he loved, was leading the race and will always remain first place in our hearts.”

 


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