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One person dies in motorcycle accident in Whistler after logging truck loses its load

The accident scene in Whistler. Credit: Michelle Miller.
The accident scene in Whistler. Credit: Michelle Miller.

A 65-year-old West Vancouver man has died in an accident in Whistler this afternoon.

The man was riding his motorcycle northbound on Highway 99 and was at the Nordic Subdivision when he was crushed under some logs that had spilled off the back of a logging truck.

He was airlifted to hospital, but has died from his injuries.

The accident scene in Whistler. Credit: Michelle Miller
The accident scene in Whistler. Credit: Michelle Miller.

Witnesses say a logging truck was driving southbound on the highway when the load started shifting.

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The truck then lost control on a bend, flipping on its side and losing its logs. The logging truck also struck a northbound vehicle.

Police say the driver of the logging truck was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries. The occupants of the vehicle struck by the logging truck were taken to the Whistler Health Care Center as a precautionary measure.

Highway 99, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, is currently closed through Whistler and traffic is being detoured at Nordic Drive. The road was re-opened at about 6 a.m. Sunday morning.

The accident scene in Whistler. Credit: Michelle Miller
The accident scene in Whistler. Credit: Michelle Miller.

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