Single Vehicle Fatality in Coldstream
On August 10th, at 9am, the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP were alerted and found the deceased man lying partially in the bushes near a damaged dirt bike. The dirt bike, which was not licensed for street operation, was located near the deceased. The deceased had been travelling on Springfield Road when he lost control of the dirt bike and slid off the road striking his head. The deceased had been operating the dirt bike without a helmet.
From evidence at the scene, it appears the incident may have occurred the previous evening around 11pm said Cpl Tania Finn, Media Relations Officer with the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP.
The man lived in the area and the dirt bike did not have a headlight for night time operation.
The BC Coroner Service and the RCMP continue to investigate the cause of the incident to determine if speed or alcohol were factors. There is no indication that any other vehicle was involved. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Cst Sean Stevenson of the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at (250) 545-7171.