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Kamloops RCMP looking for witnesses in fatal traffic incident

Highway 1 in east Kamloops was closed to traffic for almost five hours on Sept. 21 following the death of an ebike driver.
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Kamloops Mounties want to speak with anyone who saw or helped the driver of an electric bike who died in an incident on Highway 1 in Dallas on Tuesday morning (Sept. 21).

Const. Crystal Evelyn said that shortly after 5:45 a.m., officers responded to a report of a traffic incident with injuries.

When police arrived at the area between Pat Road and Grand Boulevard, they found a man deceased next to an ebike, which may have looked like a motorcycle to passersby. It appeared as though the ebike had collided with a vehicle.

The westbound lanes of Highway 1 were closed until about 10 a.m. while police and the coroner investigated.

“Police were alerted to the incident after two motorists travelling in the westbound lane of the highway noticed a blinking light ahead,” Evelyn said. “The motorists pulled over to investigate and discovered a deceased man near an ebike with a flashing light.”

According to the police report, the man was found across from the Pineridge Golf Course.

Evelyn said police are looking to speak with any witnesses who observed the ebike travelling along the highway, any witnesses who stopped to help and anyone who may have dash-cam footage of the area prior to police arriving on scene.

The victim has long black hair, a black jacket, and dark blue pants. 

To contact Kamloops RCMP, call 250-828-3000 and reference file 2021-33187.