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Collision claims life of Penticton cyclist

The name of a 37-year-old Penticton cyclist who died after a collision with a vehicle in Oliver Wednesday is not being released.

Sgt. Ken Harrington of the Oliver RCMP detachment said Thursday that not making the name public was in consideration of the family.

The accident happened about 4 p.m. in the 37000 block of Tucelnuit Drive.

Witnesses at the scene said a newer model Chevrolet Impala being driven by a 37-year-old Oliver man was southbound on the street when the collision occurred.

The cause of the crash has yet to be determined and police say investigators will rely heavily on the final report that will be done by a senior accident re-constructionist.

According to RCMP, the cyclist was thrown over the vehicle, landing on the side of the road in thick brush. He was examined at the scene by Emergency Health Services personnel and pronounced dead.

Police say at this time alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in the accident.

 

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