A motorcyclist was killed near Revelstoke when a tire from a trailer heading in the opposite direction came loose and struck him.
Police were called out to the scene just before 2:30 p.m. on Sunday along Highway 1, about 34 kilometres west of Revelstoke.
According to Revelstoke RCMP, a westbound Ford F350 pickup truck from Alberta was pulling a utility trailer that suddenly lost a tire.
The tire then bounced into oncoming traffic, narrowly missing an eastbound motorcyclist before striking a second motorcycle driver.
Police said the 55-year-old man from Sooke died at the scene, despite emergency treatment from a passing physician from Germany and a nurse.
The bike’s passenger was taken to a Kamloops hospital for treatment.
Highway 1 was closed for a few hours while police and first responders were on the scene.
The investigation is ongoing, and RCMP ask anyone with information, including dash-cam footage, to contact the Revelstoke detachment.