18-year-old P.E.I. motorcyclist dies in Prince County crash

A collision late Thursday afternoon has claimed the life of an 18-year-old man from P.E.I.'s Prince County.

The crash happened just before 5:30 p.m. along Route 6 in Margate, just outside Kensington, East Prince RCMP said in a news release.

The initial investigation indicates the 18-year-old driver of a motorcycle lost control just before colliding with a pick-up truck, police said.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the pickup truck was not injured, said Cpl. Gavin Moore, who speaks for the P.E.I. RCMP.

"Any time an incident like this happens, it is shocking, surprising, and with that we certainly send out thoughts to the family that are dealing with this," Moore said.

North Battleford's city spokesperson said the bylaw suggestion was brought forward by the local RCMP detachment after it was observed to help with some crime prevention and deterrence in places it was implemented before.
RCMP says the road was closed for several hours to let first responders and an accident reconstructionist to do their jobs. (CBC)

Route 6, between routes 104 and 107, was closed for several hours while emergency crews worked at the scene.

The investigation included an RCMP traffic reconstructionist, Island EMS, and Kensington police officers and firefighters.