Cause of fatal motor vehicle accident still not known

Salmon Arm man died when his motorcycle collided with a SUV in Vernon Saturday

It’s still not known what led to a fatal motor vehicle accident in Vernon.

On Saturday at 5:15 p.m., officers responded to a motorcycle colliding with a SUV on Highway 97, just north of 48th Avenue.

“The cause of the accident is still under investigation,” said Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy, with the RCMP.

The incident occurred when a northbound motorcycle crossed the centre line and struck a southbound SUV, which went into the ditch.

Shawn Jeremy Lank, 43, of Salmon Arm, was operating the motorcycle and died at the scene while the 83-year-old man driving the SUV and his 82-year-old female passenger sustained minor injuries.

Officers are looking at a number of factors to determine the possible cause.

“They are doing a mechanical inspection of the motorcycle,” said Noseworthy.

The accident closed Highway 97 for two hours.






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