B.C.'s police watchdog investigating police actions after fatal crash in Kamloops

A section of Highway 1 in Kamloops is seen here in a DriveBC webcam image. (DriveBC)

The province's police watchdog is investigating after a collision between a pickup truck and motorcycle that left one man dead late Sunday evening in Kamloops, B.C.

RCMP say in a news release that initial investigation suggests the motorcyclist ran a red light and struck the front of the pickup truck.

They say he was pronounced dead at the scene, and that the pickup truck driver was not injured.

The Mounties say that the motorcyclist passed a police vehicle before the collision.

They say the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia is looking into whether police actions are linked to the man's death.

No details about the motorcyclist or the pickup truck driver were released.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 27, 2021.