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Motorcycle crash with deer results in tragedy

Kamloops This Week

A crash in the 700-block of Tod Mountain Road in Heffley Creek north of Kamloops on Saturday, June 25, claimed the life of a woman and sent another person to hospital.

According to Kamloops RCMP, which responded to the crash just before 9 p.m., the motorcycle was travelling westbound on Tod Mountain Road toward Highway 5 when it collided with a deer and went off the road.

“Despite efforts of first responders, the female passenger was unfortunately declared dead at the scene,” Cpl. Dana Napier said in a release.

At this point in the investigation, speed and alcohol are not believed to be contributing factors in the collision, she said.

The BC Coroners Service was notified and is also investigating. A section of the road was closed while first responders attended and investigated.

Anyone with information related to the collision, including dash-cam footage, is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-8328-3000.

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