A man is dead after a horrific motorcycle crash south of Campbell River. Dean Stoltz has more.
Campbell River RCMP says a motorcyclist has died following a head-on collision with a dump truck Thursday morning.
Investigators say the man in his 50s was riding north on Highway 19A when he crossed the centre line and hit the truck at Heard Road.
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After the initial impact, police say the southbound dump truck lost its steering, crossed into oncoming traffic and flipped over before hitting a hydro pole.
Authorities say the truck driver was not hurt but is shaken.
The crash closed the Old Island Highway at Heard Road until about 3:30 p.m. while investigators worked to determine the cause of the crash. The highway is now open.
The coroner was at the scene, along with highway crews that were diverting traffic.
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BC Hydro personnel were called in to help with power lines.