A cyclist was killed when he was struck by an SUV on Hwy 22 near Cochrane, Alta.

A cyclist was killed Wednesday when he was struck by an SUV on Highway 22.

The incident took place around 5:30 p.m., when Cochrane RCMP responded to reports of a collision on Hwy 22 a couple of kilometres north of the Hwy 1A and Hwy 22 intersection.

According to EMS, the man was struck closer to Range Road 43.

The driver of the SUV, a man in his 50s, was taken in stable condition, to Foothills hospital to be assessed.

Highway 22 between Hwy 1A and Sunset Boulevard was closed just after 6 p.m.

Fire, RCMP and EMS were on scene, with north and southbound traffic being diverted through Sunset Ridge.

Peace officers are asking motorists to avoid the area if possible.

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Hwy 22 closed btwn Hwy 1A & Sunset Blvd for a serious motor vehicle collision. Fire, RCMP & EMS on scene. North & southbound traffic being diverted thru Sunset Rdg. Pls follow directions of peace officers and avoid the area if possible. #cochraneAB @511Alberta

— Town of Cochrane (@TownofCochrane) October 1, 2020