Nelson's Justin James Klassen

Nelson motorcycle crash victim identified

Justin James Klassen of Nelson lost control of his motorcycle while riding west along Douglas Road around 2 a.m. on August 13.

The motorcyclist who died in an early morning crash in Nelson last week has been identified.

It was 24-year-old Justin James Klassen of Nelson who lost control of his motorcycle while riding west along Douglas Road, towards downtown, around 2 a.m. on August 13. He failed to make the turn onto Morgan Street and was found deceased at the scene, according to the BC Coroners Service.

Klassen graduated from L.V. Rogers secondary school in 2008 and, according to his Facebook profile, he attended the Justice Institute of BC and was working for the BC Ambulance Service.

Klassen’s family have been notified of his death. The BC Coroners Service and Nelson Police continue to investigate.