RCMP and BC Coroner investigating fatal collision

Collision turns fatal

The BC Coroners Service and BC RCMP are investigating after a multiple vehicle collision on Highway 95 at Prospector Avenue in Radium Hot Springs British Columbia has resulted in a fatality.

The serious collision occurred, Tuesday, August 11 at 1:10 p.m. and the operator of a blue Harley Davidson motorcycle has since succumbed to his injuries.

"Preliminary findings suggest that a green Jeep Wrangler collided with a blue Harley Davidson motorcycle, as the driver of the Jeep attempted a left-hand turn from Prospector Avenue, into the northbound lanes of the highway, through a gap in the southbound traffic," states Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey in a news release Wednesday. O'Donaghey indicates the motorcycle was travelling northbound on the highway at the time of the collision.

"The impact of the collision pushed the Jeep Wrangler into a silver Ford Expedition hauling a trailer, which was stationary in traffic," according to the police report.

It was immediately evident that the 48-year-old motorcyclist, from Calgary, had sustained serious injuries. He was airlifted by a STARS air ambulance to an Alberta hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the Jeep and the Expedition were uninjured in the crash.

RCMP will not be releasing the name of the deceased.
BC RCMP East Kootenay Traffic Services are asking for any witnesses to come forward, especially if you have dash-cam video of the collision, you're asked to call  250-420-4244.


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