A former long time resident of Fort St. John has died in a motorcycle accident near Bear Lake.
The Prince George RCMP received a call Thursday morning at approximately 7:40 from a motorist who had found a motorcycle 25km north of Bear Lake on Highway 97. Once the RCMP arrived they were able to locate the driver of the motorcycle a short distance away from the motorcycle.
At this time the RCMP believes the driver failed to negotiate a corner but are still investigating the cause of the accident. The RCMP need the publicâ€™s help to determine just what happened as they believe the accident occured well before the RCMP was called. There is no indication that road conditions were a factor in the accident.
The RCMP is looking for witnesses to help establish the time of the crash. If you saw a motorcycle Wednesday night or Thursday morning in the Pine Pass or the near Bear Lake, contact the Prince George RCMP at (250) 561-3300.
At this time, the family has asked that the name of the 50 year-old male not be released.