Kimberley motorcycle crash claims one life

Police say victim was 45 year old man from Ontario

At approximately 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, June 10, Kimberley RCMP were called  to the scene of a motorcycle accident by several witnesses.

Police say the motorcyclist was travelling south and lost control in the curve near Black Bear Bridge, just where the speed limit changes from 50 kph to 80 kph.

Kimberley RCMP Cpl. Chris Newel says BC Ambulance attended the scene and found the male driver deceased.

Newel says the victim was a 45 year old man from Ontario. No name has been released.

“While traveling southbound the driver lost control in a curve, the motorcycle left the road and the rider was thrown,” Newel said.

“The crash is being investigated by East Kootenay Traffic Services and BC Coroner’s Service. Several witnesses observed the motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed prior to the crash.”