Emergency crews responded to a crash involving a motorcycle on Lougheed Highway at 105th Avenue in Maple Ridge after 4 p.m. Thursday.

Emergency crews responded to a crash involving a motorcycle on Lougheed Highway at 105th Avenue in Maple Ridge after 4 p.m. Thursday.

Fatality in motorcycle crash on Highway in Albion

Collision occurred just after 4 p.m.

  • Jan. 29, 2015 6:00 p.m.

A 43-year-old Maple Ridge man died Thursday following a crash involving a motorcycle and a semi tractor-trailer on Lougheed Highway at 105th Avenue, in the Albion flats.

The motorcycle laid on its side about 30 metres from the intersection while police investigated just after 4 p.m. The tractor-trailer was pulled off to the side of the road, while a yellow tarp covered a body in the westbound lane of the intersection.

Efforts to save the victim were unsuccessful, according to Ridge Meadows RCMP.

The motorcycle was westbound at the time and the semi truck was making a left turn off the highway onto 105th Ave.

The investigation forced the closing of the westbound lanes of the highway for some time.

RCMP are not releasing the name of the victim. The investigation into the cause of the crash continues.