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UPDATED: Motorcyclist killed in Malahat crash

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A 64-year-old man succumbed to injuries he sustained from being struck by a vehicle on the Malahat on Monday afternoon.

The motorcycle rider, Gerald Ernest Loiselle, aged 64, of Victoria, was riding in the northbound lane shortly after 4 p.m. when a SUV turned left from South Shawnigan Lake Road northward onto the Trans-Canada Highway.

The SUV was driven by a 41-year-old Victoria woman, who was not injured in the collision.

The motorcyclist sustained severe injuries as a result of the crash. Despite the efforts of emergency medical services at the scene and en route to the hospital, he passed away.

“Our thoughts are with this man’s family and friends” Sgt. Scott Stephen, detachment commander for the Shawnigan Lake RCMP, said in a media release. “We’d like to extend our appreciation to those who rendered assistance at the scene, and for the patience shown by everyone who was delayed as we completed our investigation.”

The highway was completely closed for about an hour and a half, while a RCMP collision analyst/reconstructionist conducted a detailed investigation of the crash.

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