WINNIPEG - Police are asking for help locating the driver and passenger of a van that struck and killed a motorcyclist on Portage Avenue Saturday afternoon.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Portage Avenue and Home Street just after 2:00 PM. It forced the closure of Portage Avenue for a few hours.
Police said the motorcycle was travelling westbound on Portage Avenue when it collided with a van travelling north on Home Street. The driver of the motorcycle was take to hospital in critical condition, however he has since died from his injuries.
The unidentified driver of the van and a passenger fled the area on foot. A number of people came forward and offered assistance to the driver of the motorcycle.
Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision or have information concerning the incident to call police at 204-986-7085 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).