UPDATE: Police confirm pickup truck veered into motorcycle’s lane

Published on June 24, 2014
The aftermath of a deadly head-on collision between a pickup and a motorcycle in Victoria on the evening of Monday, June 23.

Investigators have confirmed that it appears a pickup truck involved in a deadly two-vehicle collision in Victoria on the evening of Monday, June 23 veered into the path of an oncoming motorcycle.

The driver of the motorcycle, a 64-year-old man from Carbonear, later died of his injuries.

The head-on collision occurred at about 6 p.m., and an RCMP spokesman said there were “a lot of witnesses” to the crash.

“The truck crossed the centre line,” said the spokesman.

An investigation is ongoing, but police have already ruled out speed or alcohol as a factor.

The pickup was occupied by a lone male driver from the North Shore area.

“If the evidence is there, we will proceed with charges,” said RCMP Sgt. Greg Hicks. “It will take us time to piece it all together.”

Emergency responders found both vehicles off the road when they arrived. 

The Carbonear man was transported to hospital in Carbonear with serious injuries, but later died.

The driver of the pickup was not injured.

Sgt. Hicks said the identity of the victim is not being released at this time.