Kamloops RCMP have confirmed the driver of a motorcycle involved in a crash on the Halston Bridge on Tuesday morning (April 27) has died.
The crash occurred sometime before 9:15 a.m., resulting in the death of a man in his 70s. Two eastbound lanes and one westbound lane on the bridge were closed until about noon while emergency crews responded.
Police initially said the crash involved a motorcycle and truck, but the investigation has revealed that occurred after the initial crash.
Const. Crystal Evelyn said the deceased was riding a three-wheeled motorcycle eastbound on the bridge when he lost control of his vehicle and struck the concrete divider, causing the rider to fall off his bike. The unmanned vehicle then proceeded to crash into an eastbound flatdeck trailer before coming to a stop.
Evelyn said the man was the lone occupant of the motorcycle and is not aware of any other injuries that resulted from the crash.
She said police were called at about 9:15 a.m. to the scene where the motorcyclist was found deceased.
The BC Coroners Service will determine the exact cause of death and police are still investigating how the man lost control of his bike, Evelyn said.
Anyone who witnessed the crash and has not yet spoken to police is asked to contct the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2021-13394.