Motorcylist killed in head-on collision near Chase

A motorcyclist died Saturday, Feb. 6 on the Trans-Canada Highway after his vehicle crossed the centreline into the path of a semi-truck.

  • Feb. 8, 2016 11:00 a.m.
Emergency crews and police at the scene of a fatal collision between a motorcycle and a semi-truck on Saturday morning one kilometre east of Chase.

Emergency crews and police at the scene of a fatal collision between a motorcycle and a semi-truck on Saturday morning one kilometre east of Chase.

A motorcyclist died Saturday, Feb. 6 on the Trans-Canada Highway near Chase after his vehicle crossed the centreline into the path of an oncoming semi truck.

Chase RCMP report the incident took place at approximately 9:28 a.m. one kilometre east of Chase, when the motorcycle crossed the double solid yellow dividing lines on the highway.

The eastbound motorcycle hit a westbound semi tractor-trailer head-on. The motorcycle driver, who has not been identified, was killed instantly.

The driver of the semi was not seriously injured.

Cst. Valerie Guillaume of the Chase RCMP detachment says traffic was re-routed for about six hours, as investigators examined the scene.

The cause of the collision is not known and remains under RCMP investigation.