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UPDATE: Motorcyclist in fatal Penticton crash a West Kelowna resident

RCMP are on the scene of a suspicious death in Hedley.

UPDATE: 3:15 p.m. May 13, 2013

The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of the person killed in a motorcycle crash that happened Saturday evening in Penticton.

He was Clinton Bradley Albert Schoening, aged 34, a resident of West Kelowna.

Schoening was driving the motorcycle northbound on Lakeside Road in Penticton late in the evening May 11. An RCMP officer driving in the opposite direction noticed the motorcycle and followed it it with the cruiser's siren on and lights flashing.

The motorcycle left the road and hit a road sign further down the road. Schoening died at the scene.

The BC Coroners Service and the Independent Investigations Office continue to investigate the circumstances of this death.

The family of Schoening has been notified of his death.

7:37 a.m. May 13, 2013

A Saturday evening motorcycle crash that killed the driver and critically injured a passenger is now being investigated by the province's Independent Investigations Office.

According to RCMP, around 9:10 p.m., an officer spotted the motorcycle moving fast in a 60 km/h zone. The officer put on lights and sirens and began pursuit, but by the time the bike was found, it had crashed. The independent preliminary investigation will determine if the incident was officer-related.

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