A 45-year-old Kelowna man was killed in a motorcycle crash in West Kelowna this past weekend.

On Saturday, Aug. 20, at about 5:35 p.m., officers responded to a serious single-vehicle motorcycle accident in the 2100 block of Horizon Drive, according to a press release from RCMP.

The motorcycle was driven by a 45-year-old Kelowna man who had veered off the road, striking a tree, RCMP said.

West Kelowna firefighters were able to recover the driver from the bottom of a steep embankment where he was pronounced dead.

"Speed is considered a major factor in this crash which is still under investigation," RCMP said in the release.

B.C. Coroners Service and RCMP are investigating.

Anyone who saw the motorcycle before the crash, or anyone with dash camera video, is asked to call West Kelowna RCMP at 250-766-2880.

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