June 22, 2015 - 3:33 PM
PENTICTON - An Osoyoos man has been identified as the victim of a June 9 motorcycle crash in Oliver.
Robert Andrew Derby, 63, crashed his motorcycle after swerving to avoid a deer, according to a media release from the B.C. Coroners Service.
He struck a utility pole after leaving the roadway in the 7300-block of Highway 97.
The Coroners Serive and the RCMP continue to investigate the death.
RCMP are concerned about the increasing number of motorcycle fatalities in the South Okanagan and have recently noted a steadily increasing trend of deaths on local highways over the past three years.
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