BELURAN: A Canadian man was killed when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a pickup truck at Km24 of the Kota Ranau-Telupid Road, near Kampung Mangkadait here, on Friday.
The victim, who has been identified as Ryan Saunders, 40, died at the scene, Bernama reported.
Saunders, who was riding a Honda Hornet 250F at high speed, was en route from Ranau to Telupid when he attempted to overtake the vehicle in front of him at about 1.30pm.
He however lost control of his motorcycle, and crashed head-on with a Nissan Navara coming from the opposite direction.
The driver of the pickup truck, a Frenchman whose identity has not been established, was injured in the incident; while his passenger escaped unharmed.
According to Beluran police chief Superintendent Kasim Muda, police are trying to contact the victim’s next of kin through the Canadian embassy to facilitate the post-mortem process.