Osoyoos man identified in Oliver MVI

Osoyoos resident Robert Andrew Derby, 63, died after swerving to avoid a deer on his motorcycle.

The man who died in Oliver after swerving to avoid a deer and striking a telephone pole has been identified.

Osoyoos resident Robert Andrew Derby, 63, was identified by the BC Coroners Service on Monday.

Derby was riding a motorcycle southbound on Highway 97 in Oliver around 3:30 p.m. on June 9 when he swerved to avoid a deer around the 7300 block.

His motorcycle left the road and stuck a telephone pole. Derby was transported to the South Okanagan General Hospital, but died shortly after arrival.

The BC Coroners Service and the RCMP are investigating the death.