By Philip Croucher - Metro Halifax
ELMSDALE - A motorcyclist from Lower Sacvkille is dead after a crash on Highway 102 near Elmsdale on Sunday night.
The RCMP say at about 9:25 p.m., a motorcycle and tractor trailer collided driving southbound just north of Exit 8.
Police say it’s believed the motorcycle driver lost control of his vehicle, and after falling to the road, was struck by the tractor trailer. He died at the scene.
“(The truck driver) avoided the bike but ended up striking the driver,” Enfield RCMP Const. Aaron MacGillivray said.
The truck driver was ‘very shaken’ over the incident, but not hurt, he added.
Police don’t know what caused the motorcycle to lose control, but MacGillivray said road conditions weren’t a factor. He said mechanical testing will be done on the motorcycle as part of the investigation.
Traffic was being re-routed on Sunday night as police investigated the crash.