On May 24, 2023, at approximately 10:00 p.m, Ponoka RCMP received reports of a collision between a logging truck and a motorcycle  on Highway 53 near the QE II, just west of the town of Ponoka.

RCMP members attended the scene and confirmed that a motorcycle had collided with a logging truck. The driver of the motorcycle, a 24-year-old Lacombe County resident, sustained serious injuries and was transported by STARS.

He remains in critical, but stable, condition. The driver of the logging truck did not sustain injuries.

The investigation into this matter remains ongoing.