One dead in Highway 4 accident

A motorcyclist has died following a collision with a tractor trailer on Hwy 4 on Sunday, June 26.

A man is dead following a crash that closed Highway 4 near the Ucluelet-Tofino junction for several hours on Sunday.

Ucluelet RCMP received reports at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 26 that a tractor trailer unit and a motorcycle had collided near Hydro Hill, 28 kilometres east of the highway junction leading to Ucluelet and Tofino.

Central Vancouver Island Traffic Services RCMP (CVITS) and Ucluelet RCMP attended, as did BC Ambulance Service and Ucluelet Fire Dept., RCMP Cpl. Michael Elston said.

“The collision occurred on a two-lane, winding stretch of road. Posted speed limit is 80 km/h but occurred on a curve with a 40 km/h advisory sign.”

The male rider on the eastbound motorcycle died after crossing the centre line on a curve and striking the westbound tractor-trailer.

The BC Coroners Service had not released the motorcyclist’s name by the News’ press time.

The highway was closed for several hours.

Any witnesses are asked to contact Const. Tamara Aquilini at Central Vancouver Island Traffic Services RCMP at 250-248-6111.

facebook.com/albernivalleynews

twitter.com/alberninews

 

Just Posted

Alberni darts player heading to national championships

Jason Bagnell is fundraising for his trip to Nova Scotia

ARTS AROUND: Giant book sale approaches in Port Alberni

This is the last week to drop off all your donations

Port Alberni ‘a safe place to be’ despite crime rate, says RCMP

Criminal offences up in Port Alberni for the first quarter of 2019

Portal Players production touches on residential schools

Sisters chronicles a convent-run residential school in Canada

VIDEO: Alberni Valley celebrates Easter weekend

Port Alberni children enjoy Easter egg hunts and spring activities

‘B.C. cannot wait for action’: Top doctor urges province to decriminalize illicit drugs

Dr. Bonnie Henry says current approach in ‘war on drugs’ has criminalized and stigmatized drug users

B.C.’s largest Vaisakhi festival target of threatening Facebook post: Surrey RCMP

Police say they are investigating the posts on Facebook, after local MLA forwarded screenshots

Defence accuses officer of ‘incompetence’ in trial for B.C. man charged with daughters’ murders

Double murder trial for the Victoria father accused of killing his two young daughters continues

Murder on B.C. property didn’t need to be disclosed before sale, court rules

Buyer had tried to break contract after learning a man with ties to crime had been murdered there

B.C. man turned to dating site for pimp operation, court hears

In court the details of how Simon Rypiak lured 4 women into prostitution revealed

Tofino beckons Trudeau for quiet Easter vacation

Environmental group hopes latest Pacific Rim vacation inspires change in prime minister

Should B.C. parents receive money if they make sure their kids are vaccinated?

New survey looks at public opinion around government’s role in forcing immunizations

Many teens don’t know they’re vaping nicotine, Health Canada finds

Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey finds youth unaware of nicotine product risk

Most Read