A motorcyclist died in a crash Monday night on Highway 1 n the Fraser Canyon.
Hope and Boston Bar RCMP were called to the crash at 11:40 p.m., just south of the Sailor Bar tunnel between Yale and Boston Bar.
According to police, the crash occurred after a northbound tractor-trailer lost its load turning a corner and a southbound motorcycle collided with the debris.
Police, the Yale Fire Department and BC Ambulance attended the scene providing medical attention to the two people who were riding the motorcycle. The police say the driver, a 64 year old, was pronounced dead on scene while the passenger of the motorcycle was taken to hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
“On behalf of the Hope and Boston Bar RCMP, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the deceased man’s family. This truly was a tragic collision and our thoughts are with the victim’s family,” said Staff Sgt. Dwayne Farlin.
Both vehicles have been seized for mechanical inspections. RCMP are asking anyone who may have dash cam footage to come forward.