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Motorcyclist killed following early morning collision in downtown Vernon

August 19, 2020 - 11:29 AM

A 22-year-old motorcyclist has been killed after colliding with a pick-up truck at a downtown Vernon intersection this morning.

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP say the incident happened at the 30 Avenue and 27 Street intersection at around 7:30 a.m. Aug. 19.

The motorcyclist, a 22-year-old Vernon man, was rushed to hospital by ambulance but died of his injuries.

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP said in a media release the pick-up truck was turning left from 30 Avenue onto 27 Street when the motorcyclist travelling westbound entered the intersection and struck the passenger side of the pick-up. Police say the driver of the pick-up truck remained at the scene and cooperated with police.

"There were numerous people who stopped to render assistance to the motorcyclist," Vernon RCMP Cpl. Tania Finn said in the release. "Investigators have spoken with a number of witnesses but are still interested in speaking with anyone who was travelling eastbound on 30 Avenue at the time of the collision."

Police say the family of the deceased man have been notified and are receiving grief support. The B.C. Coroners Service and the RCMP will continue to investigate the incident and the intersection has now reopened.

The RCMP is asking anyone with any information who has not spoken to police to call const. Steven McCarthy at the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171.

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