Cyclist killed in highway crash near Smithers

John Crawford / Kathy Brookes 

=- EDITED:  Police now say victim was a cyclist, not motorcyclist == 

R.C.M.P. say a person has died in a collision between a cyclist and a pickup truck on Highway 16 at Smithers.

A news release says police responded at about 3:15 Thursday afternoon to scene near Babine Lake Road. 

One person -- a 41-year-old man from Smithers -- was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash is now under investigation.

The highway was closed for most the rest of the day, while a scene examination was conducted. 

Anyone who witnessed it is being asked to call Smithers R.C.M.P.


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