Fatal accident on Salmo/Creston Friday afternoon
An Alberta man has died after a motorcycle accident this afternoon, according to RCMP West Kootenay Traffic Services Sgt. John Ferguson.
“On Aug. 29 at 4 p.m., the West Kootenay Traffic Services and Salmo RCMP attended a single motorcycle crash four kilometres west of the top of the Salmo Creston,” he said.
“A 57-year-old Alberta male was travelling westbound on Highway 3 proceeding into a gradual left hand curve when he drove onto the gravel shoulder and then into the ditch area.
“The driver lost control of his bike at this point and was ejected from the motorcycle. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
“Alcohol and speed are not a factor in this crash.
“The BC Coroner and West Kootenay Traffic Services are investigating this tragic crash.”