The BC Coroner and West Kootenay Traffic Services are investigating a fatal motorbike crash on the Kootenay Pass Friday.
Police attended the scene west of the top of the Salmo -Creston.
A 57 year old Alberta man was riding towards Salmo a gradual left hand curve when he drove onto the gravel shoulder and then into the ditch area.
The driver lost control of his bike at this point and was ejected from the motorcycle. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Alcohol and speed are not a factor.