Motorcyclist killed in Highway 19A collision

A motorcyclist died in a collision on Highway 19A at the Roberts Reach intersection on Wednesday evening.

The motorcycle was southbound on the highway when a northbound vehicle turned left in front of the driver onto Roberts Reach, Campbell River RCMP spokesperson Const. Sara Clark said. The motorcycle was unable to stop in time and collided with the vehicle.

Witnesses to the accident called 911 immediately and police and paramedics responded within minutes.

The driver of the vehicle was unharmed and remained on scene. The rider was taken to hospital but attempts to revive him were unsuccessful and he was pronounced deceased. The name of the rider cannot be released at this time pending the proper notification of next of kin.

The investigation into the collision is ongoing. Anyone with any information or that witnessed this collision is asked to contact Campbell River RCMP at (250) 286-6221.