UPDATED: Motorcyclist killed in Kootenay Pass accident named

William Richard Wells, 57, of Medicine Hat died when he lost control of his bike on Friday.

  • Aug. 30, 2014 11:00 a.m.

The victim of a fatal motorcycle accident on the Kootenay Pass last week has been identified as William Richard (Bill) Wells, 57, of Medicine Hat, Alta.

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed Wells was the operator of a westbound motorcycle which went out of control on a gradual curve and hit the ditch about 4 p.m. Friday on Highway 3, approximately four kilometres west of the Salmo-Creston summit. He was thrown from his vehicle and died at the scene.

Alcohol and speed are not considered factors.

According to his obituary, Wells is survived by his wife, mother, mother-in-law, sister, son, daughter-in-law, granddaughter, and nieces and nephews.

The BC Coroners Service and RCMP Traffic Services continue to investigate.


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