Motorcyclist killed in head-on crash near Chase

A motorcyclist was killed instantly after hitting a semi head-on near Chase on the Trans Canada Highway, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016.
Image Credit: Global Okanagan/Russ Watt (with permission)

CHASE – A motorcyclist died instantly after hitting a semi head-on east of Chase on the Trans Canada Highway.

RCMP say the collision happened at about 9:28 a.m., Feb. 6, one kilometre east of Chase on Highway 1.

An eastbound motorcycle crossed the double solid yellow lines and hit a westbound semi tractor-trailer unit head-on, according to a RCMP media release.

Police say the motorcyclist died instantly. The person’s identity has not been released.

The truck driver wasn’t seriously hurt.

The highway was closed for six hours while the collision was investigated.

No word on the cause of the crash.

Image Credit: Drive B.C.

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