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Fatal crash closes Highway 3 near Sparwood, B.C.

A map showing parts of southeastern B.C.
A map showing parts of southeastern B.C. Global News

A fatal crash has closed a stretch of Highway 3 between Sparwood and Fernie B.C.

The incident occurred about eight kilometres west of Sparwood at about 2 p.m. on Thursday.

RCMP in B.C. said the single-vehicle crash involved a motorcycle and that the rider died at the scene.

According to Drive BC, the highway is expected to reopen sometime Thursday evening.

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There are no detours available.