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.