The pickup truck and motorcycle involved in a fatal collision in Craigellachie on July 1 sit on the side of the highway after it had been reopened to single-lane alternating traffic on July 2. (photo contributed)

Collision in Craigellachie claims motorcyclist’s life

The highway was closed for seven hours as police investigated the fatal collision

An accident on the Trans-Canada Highway near the Last Spike in Craigellachie, east of Sicamous proved fatal for a motorcyclist.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. on July 1, the Sicamous RCMP and BC Ambulance Service responded to a collision between an F-350 pickup truck and a motorcycle. The RCMP’s investigation determined that collision took place in the westbound lane of the highway while the pickup truck was travelling west.

The driver of the truck remained at the scene and provided first aid to the injured man. The Eagle Valley Rescue Society was called in to help free the trapped motorcyclist.

Once he was freed, the motorcyclist, a 37-year-old man from Lloydminster Alberta was rushed to a nearby hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the truck was not injured.

In their news release about the crash the RCMP noted the weather was poor with heavy rain and cloud cover causing poor visibility.

The highway was closed from 11:30 p.m. on July 1 until 6:30 a.m. the following morning as police conducted their investigation.

The RCMP wish to speak with anyone who may have seen a motorcycle either stationary or travelling in the area of the Last Spike at around 11 p.m. on July 1. Anyone with information on the fatal collision is asked to contact the Sicamous RCMP at 250-836-2878.


@SalmonArm
jim.elliot@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Bare tunnel walls now bursting with colour

Salmon Arm Secondary Jackson campus students paint Highway 1 pedestrian underpass

Results on voting drive for South Canoe kitchen still to come

Principal thinks fourth, maybe third place likely in terms of closing spot in BCAA contest

CSRD to seek voter approval to borrow for $2 million for park land

Regional district advances plans to purchase Centennial Field for $2.75 million

Mudslides expected to keep Seymour Arm road closed for at least three days

Alternate route Celista-Blueberry Forest Service Road, accessible by four-by-four vehicles.

Bold, brave and intriguing theatre lined up for Edge festival

Theatre on the Edge showcases local and visiting talent at Shuswap Theatre

Video shows fireworks shot at swan in Alberta

Alberta Fish and Wildlife is investigating the incident in Grande Prairie

Okanagan bylaw officer best in B.C.

Al Harrison of Vernon named Bylaw Officer of the Year at annual association conference

Peachland residents worry about lug-nut thief

Several Facebook users agreed that someone is tampering with their cars

Man accused of assault at South Okanagan beach gets bail

Thomas Brayden Kruger-Allen was granted bail at the Penticton provincial courthouse on Monday

Surrey RCMP raises Pride flag amid din of protesters

There were about 30 protesters on either side, and 20 Mounties doing crowd control

‘Text neck’ causing bone spurs to grow from millennials’ skulls, researchers say

Technology use from early childhood causing abnormal bone growths in 41 per cent of young adults

B.C. teen killed by fallen tree on field trip remembered as hero

13-year-old Tai Caverhill was the first to spot the tree falling and warned his friends

Our history in pictures

Bedford’s Pharmacy at the west corner of Alexander Avenue and Front Street… Continue reading

Should B.C. get rid of Daylight Saving Time?

The province wants to know, as state governments down south make the move

Most Read