The Slocan Detachment and the West Kootenay Traffic Services attended a two vehicle motor vehicle fatal collision on Hwy 31A approximately 10 kilometers East of New Denver.
A lone motorcycle rider while in a curve encroached into an oncoming lane and collided with a pickup truck.
A 50 year old male from Alberta was pronounced deceased at the scene.
At this time the name is being withheld by the BC Coroners Service until next of kin is notified.
Alcohol is not a factor in this crash.
This is the time for the roads to be busy with all traffic, especially motorcycles and would caution all drivers to slow down, be attentive so they will arrive at their destination safely.
It’s the hot summer and those with motorcycles want to be out there enjoying the roads. We have great drives here in BC … BUT … these are public roads and that means there will be others out there as well. In cars and trucks and RVs and campers. And they cannot react as fast as they might have to if they see a bike coming around the bend cutting into their lane … be careful, drive defensively.
For those who might ask: What was he thinking? Why was he driving like that?
This is the road he was on. The video is sped up to 600% of normal driving speed … you might just get a feel for the kind of drive it is.