Woman killed in motorcycle accident

Three-wheeler went off Highway 3/93 down steep embankment Monday, police say.

  • Sep. 8, 2015 5:00 p.m.

A 61-year-old woman from Ontario died in a motorcycle accident Monday afternoon, Sept. 7, on Highway 3/93 near Wardner.

Cranbrook RCMP say the accident happened at about 3:25 p.m., when a westbound three-wheel Harley Davidson motorcycle went off the road down a steep embankment. The woman was pronounced deceased on scene. The 63-year-old male driver of the motorcycle was transported to East Kootenay Regional Hospital in stable condition.

The accident is being investigated by East Kootenay Traffic Services and the B.C. Coroner’s Service. Police say neither speed nor alcohol are believed to be factors in the accident.

The names of the people involved in the accident were not made public.