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Fatal collision between a motorcycle and car under investigation

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July 31, 2016 - 3:45 PM

OSOYOOS - Early this morning, emergency crews responded to a fatal collision between a motorcycle and car.

At approximately 9:10 a.m. today, July 31, a northbound motorcycle on Highway 97 collided with a car on the north side of Osoyoos, Harold Hallett of the RCMP said in a release.

The motorcycle struck the drivers side of the car as it was leaving a service station. Both the motorcycle rider and the driver of the car were rushed to the hospital with injuries.

The 26-year-old motorcyclist from Penticton later passed away.

The 53-year-old driver of the the car obtained minor injuries.

South Okanagan Traffic Services has taken over this investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact South Okanagan Traffic Services at (250) 499-2250.

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