A motorcycle rider was killed in a crash in Salmon Arm this past weekend.

RCMP officers, paramedics and firefighters responded to the motorcycle crash around 8:20 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, in the 300 block of Salmon River Road, according to an RCMP media release.

A man riding a black motorcycle north on Salmon River Road failed to negotiate a 90-degree turn and left the roadway, RCMP said.

He died at the scene despite life-saving efforts by bystanders, firefighters and paramedics.

“Speed is suspected as being a leading cause of this tragic single-vehicle collision,” RCMP said in the release.

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