An RCMP cruiser blocks Hwy 16 just east of Laidlaw Rd. following a collision between a motorcycle and a pickup truck Aug 13 at approximately 3:15 p.m. (Thom Barker photo)

An RCMP cruiser blocks Hwy 16 just east of Laidlaw Rd. following a collision between a motorcycle and a pickup truck Aug 13 at approximately 3:15 p.m. (Thom Barker photo)

Cyclist dead following Hwy 16 collision with pickup

The cyclist was a 41-year-old man from Smithers

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story said the collision was between a motorcycle and a pickup based on an RCMP press release on the afternoon of Aug. 13. The RCMP has apologized for the error.

A cyclist has lost his life following a collision with a pickup truck Aug. 13 at approximately 3:15 p.m. between Smithers and Telkwa.

A press release issued this morning said the cyclist was a 41-year-old man from Smithers.

Emergency services pronounced him dead at the site of the collision on Hwy 16 near Babine Lake Road.

Police are not releasing any more details at this time.

The highway was closed in both directions for several hours.

An investigation is ongoing and Smithers RCMP are asking anyone who may have seen the crash to call 250-847-3233.

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