Woman killed on motorcycle near Similkameen Falls – Highway 3 remains closed

A motorcyle rider, a woman in her mid-30s from Coquitlam, was killed Thursday afternoon in a collision on Highway 3 near Similkameen Falls.

According to RCMP Sergeant Rob Hughes the accident occured on an S-turn, and that “speed relative to the corner” is a suspected cause of the crash.

The accident was reported to police at 1:42 p.m. after the bike, travelling east, came into a collision with a minivan.

Highway 3 remains closed at Similkameen falls and is expected to reopen between 6:15 p.m. and 8 p.m.

South Okanagan Traffic Services is investigating the crash.

Related: Motorcycle cop explains the deadly nature of Highway 3

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