Nanaimo man on off-road motorcycle killed in crash on Highway 4

A 41-year-old Nanaimo man who had been riding an unlicensed, off-road motorcycle on the shoulder of Highway 4 was killed Wednesday in a collision with a car.

Oceanside RCMP and other first responders received the report about 11:25 a.m. The collision happened near Koen Road, about 10 kilometres west of the junction with Highway 19.

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Police said the motorcycle turned suddenly into the path of the car. The car’s driver and lone occupant, a 61-year-old Port Alberni man, was uninjured.

Speed and alcohol were not factors in the crash.

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