Collision claims life of Kamloops motorcyclist at Cherry Creek
Police are looking for witnesses to a fatal crash in Cherry Creek Tuesday, according to BC Highway Patrol Cpl. Mike Halskov.
“On Aug. 30, at approximately 4:50 p.m., Kamloops Rural RCMP and Emergency Services responded to a fatal two-vehicle collision on Hwy 1 at Rodeo Drive in Cherry Creek,” Halskov said.
“Upon arrival, it was determined that a van towing a trailer entered Hwy 1 from Rodeo Drive and into the path of an eastbound motorcycle which collided with the van-trailer combination.
The motorcyclist, a man in his 80s from the Kamloops area, died as a result of the collision. The driver of the van, a man in his 70s from the East Kootenays, was not injured in the crash and remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.
“Highway 1 was closed for approximately seven hours as police gathered evidence at the scene and wreckage was removed. Passenger vehicles were diverted around the scene however commercial traffic was impacted during the closure.
“BC Highway Patrol Kamloops has assumed conduct of the investigation with assistance from the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service and the BC Coroners’ Service. The cause of the collision remains under investigation and nothing has been ruled out.
“Investigators are seeking witnesses to this fatal crash, including anyone with dashboard camera video. Anyone with information is asked to contact BCHP Kamloops at 250-828-3111 and cite file number 2022-4051.”