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Motocross bike rider dies in head-on crash near Koocanusa

A 21-year-old Crowsnest Pass man was killed Monday after two motocross bikes crashed head-on near Lake Koocanusa.

At around 4:15 p.m., Elk Valley RCMP officers responded to the crash about 75 km southwest of Fernie.

One of the riders died at the scene.

He was with a group of individuals from Alberta riding on some backcountry trails in the area.

The RCMP say both riders were heading up opposite sides of the same hill and crashed when they reached the top.

They were all experienced motocross riders and were wearing protective riding gear, the RCMP added.

“The police have ruled out foul play and will continue to work in assisting the British Columbia Coroners Service with their investigation,” said Sgt. Dave Dubnyk from the Elk Valley RCMP.

The name of the victim has not been released as family are being notified

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