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Motorcyclist killed in Highway 3 crash near Keremeos

The crash took place at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 2

A motorcyclist has been killed in a crash that closed Highway 3 in both directions in Cawston Friday, June 2.

According to RCMP, at approximately 3 p.m., Keremeos RCMP responded to a collision in the 1900 block of Highway 3.

On arrival, emergency crews were already on scene conducting life saving techniques on the injured motorcyclist.

Evidence at the scene indicated a vehicle had pulled onto the highway to make a left hand turn when the motorcyclist collided with it.

Unfortunately, the driver of the motorcycle was pronounced deceased, said district RCMP spokesperson Cpl. James Grandy.

The driver of the vehicle was uninjured.

Numerous people on social media are saying the motorcyclist was a local young man but no age or information was given by police about the victim.

It was only three weeks ago that the community of Hedley lost two young men when a vehicle flipped into the Similkameen River. Cory Badari and Devon Fairbrother’s bodies were recovered from the submerged vehicle on May 15.

On March 26, Princeton Posse assistant coach and Penticton Silver Bullet player Morton Johnston was killed in a single vehicle crash on Old Hedley Road. Nearly $6,000 was raised and hundreds turned out for a Silver Bullets game in memory of the 25-year-old player.

READ MORE: Special night in memory of Mort

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Monique Tamminga

About the Author: Monique Tamminga

Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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