Motorcyclist killed by flying tire on Highway 1 near Revelstoke

Motorcyclist killed by tire

A motorcyclist was killed by a flying tire on Highway 1 near Revelstoke on Sunday.

Police say they were called to a crash on the Trans Canada, west of Revelstoke, on July 3 at 2:20 p.m.

An initial investigation found a F350 pickup truck traveling westbound from Alberta was pulling a 16-foot, single-axle utility trailer when suddenly it lost one of the trailer tires.

Police said the tire bounced into oncoming traffic narrowly missing an eastbound motorcycle but struck the rider of a second Harley Davidson motorcycle.

The 55-year-old male driver from Sooke died at the scene despite life saving efforts from a passerby physician from Germany and a nurse, police said.

The passenger on the struck motorcycle was injured and taken to Royal Inland Hospital. The highway was closed for several hours Sunday afternoon for an investigation.

Police are continuing the investigation with help from BC Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement and the BC Coroners’ Service.

Anyone with information on the incident or dashboard camera footage of pre-collision driving can call BC Highway Patrol in Revelstoke at 250-814-8173.

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