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UPDATED: Motorcyclist killed east of New Denver has been identified

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The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died after a motor vehicle incident near New Denver on July 14.

The victim was Kelvin Kenneth Hoffman, aged 50, of Didsbury, Alberta, a town insouth-central Alberta about 80 kilometres north of Calgary.

The BC Coroners Service and RCMP Traffic Services continue to investigate this death.

 

Original Story:

A 50-year-old Alberta man is dead after a two-vehicle crash Monday morning on Highway 31A about 10 kilometres east of New Denver.

Slocan Lake RCMP and West Kootenay Traffic Services got the call at about 9:20 a.m.

Sgt. John Ferguson says a lone motorcyclist encroached into an oncoming lane while in a curve and struck a pick-up truck.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld until next of kin is notified. The family in the truck was not injured.

Ferguson said alcohol is not a factor.

“This is the time for the roads to be busy with all traffic, especially motorcycles and we would caution all drivers to slow down and be attentive so they will arrive at their destination safely,” Ferguson said.

It’s the sixth fatal accident in West Kootenay this year.

 

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