Kamloops man killed in Highway 97 collision


A 66-year-old Kamloops, B.C., man died Sunday in a crash that closed Highway 97.
Around 10 a.m. Sunday, a crash between a pickup truck and motorcycle in the 6500-block of Highway 97 near Westwold was reported to police.

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“The investigation has determined the motorcycle was travelling southbound on Highway 97 when it rear-ended a pickup truck that was stopped waiting to make a turn off the highway,” RCMP said in a press release. Story continues below advertisement

“Sadly, despite the best efforts of bystanders and medical personnel, the motorcycle rider, a 66-year old Kamloops man was pronounced deceased.”Highway 97 was closed to traffic for approximately six hours to allow responders to complete their work and police to complete their investigation safely.

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