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Motorcyclist killed east of New Denver

A 50-year-old Alberta man is dead after a two-vehicle crash July 14 on Highway 31A about 10 kilometres east of New Denver.

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of the man who died as Kelvin Kenneth Hoffman, aged 50, of Didsbury, Alberta, a town in south-central Alberta about 80 kilometres north of Calgary.

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

 

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