Scooter driver killed in crash

Oliver RCMP believe alcohol may have been a factor in a fatal motor vehicle accident where a 30-year-old man died on Black Sage Road.

Oliver RCMP believe alcohol may have been a factor in a fatal motor vehicle accident where a 30-year-old man died on Black Sage Road.

Shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday a female driver of a Honda Element travelling southbound pulled legally into the northbound lane to pass a male driver of an uninsured 2009 Honda scooter. Police said the man was also travelling southbound, but along the inside edge of the road way.

Information obtained from the driver, along with RCMP scene examination, indicated the driver of the scooter unexpectedly made a left turn into the middle of the roadway without signaling. He crossed over the centre line and collided into the side of the Element suffering a serious head injury. The scooter driver was transported to South Okanagan General Hospital where he died from his injuries. Police said the scooter driver was wearing a helmet at the time.

“It is believed that alcohol may have been a contributing factor in regards to the driver of the scooter. Charges have not been laid and the matter is still under investigation,” said Cpl. Mike Field.