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Motorcyclist dies in East Vancouver collision

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Vancouver police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal crash Wednesday at 41st Ave. and Rupert St. involving a motorcycle.

Police are investigating after a collision in East Vancouver claimed the life of a motorcyclist on Wednesday night.

According to police, the fatal crash between a white Mazda 3 and a motorcycle occurred around 6:45 p.m. near Rupert Street and East 41st Avenue.

The motorcyclist, a 41-year-old Vancouver man, died at the scene.

The driver of the Mazda, a 26-year-old Vancouver man, remained at the scene and cooperated with police.

Police said drugs and alcohol are not considered to be factors in the collision.

Read more: Police say speed a factor in fatal single-vehicle crash on Vancouver’s west side

The death marks Vancouver’s 15th fatal collision of the year and the second in the last four days. On Sunday, a man in his 30s died after a single-vehicle crash on Vancouver’s west side.

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Witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage is asked to call Vancouver police investigators at 604-717-3012.

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