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UPDATE: Motorcyclist dies following Vernon crash

Incident happened before 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, on Highway 97 south at Highland Road
A motorcycle is part of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 97 south at Highland Road in Vernon. The incident happened at around 3:45 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 22. Southbound traffic is being diverted to Old Kamloops Road. (Brendan Shykora/Morning Star)

UPDATE Aug. 29:

A 52-year-old Vernon man has died following a crash north of town last week.

RCMP are investigating the collision between a car and motorcycle on Highway 97 around 3:45 p.m., Aug. 22.

The investigation has determined the collision occurred when a motorcycle attempting to make a left hand turn across traffic from Highway 97 onto Highland Road was struck by a southbound car.

The driver of the car sustained minor injuries and the driver of the motorcycle was transported to hospital in critical condition.

He later died as a result of his injuries.



Traffic being affected north of Vernon by a motor-vehicle incident, which happened around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22.

The incident occurred in the southbound lane at the intersection of Highway 97 and Highland Road on the Swan Lake corridor.

Southbound traffic was temporarily diverted to Old Kamloops Road.

It’s believed a motorcycle is one of two vehicles involved in the collision. An ambulance is on-scene and at least one person has been taken to hospital.

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Roger Knox

About the Author: Roger Knox

I am a journalist with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. I started my career in radio and have spent the last 21 years working with Black Press Media.
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