RCMP report: Motorcycle fatality in Glacier National Park

An Alberta man is dead after crashing his motorcycle in a snowshed on the Trans-Canada Highway in Glacier National Park.

RCMP responded to a what proved to be a fatal collision on June 24 east of Golden.

Virk bench vandalized

One of the benches on the south side of the pedestrian bridge was vandalized sometime between July 8 and 9. The offenders scratched expletives into the wood and removed the seat portion of the bench. The bench is dedicated to the late Aman Virk. Anyone with information regarding the vandalisms is asked to contact the RCMP. This is reportedly the second time this bench has been vandalized.

Domestic dispute in Nicholson

Police arrested a man on July 12 after a domestic dispute with his girlfriend on July 12. The 22 year-old man was charged with assault and a breach of his probation (he was previously charged with breaking and entering). He was initially released on conditions that he wouldn’t have any contact with his girlfriend upon release. He immediately broke those conditions and returned to the house in Nicholson. The man was re-arrested and is currently being held in jail while awaiting a hearing.

Motorcycle fatality

An Alberta man is dead after crashing his motorcycle in a snowshed on the Trans-Canada Highway in Glacier National Park the morning of July 16.

The incident happened just east of the Rogers Pass summit at around 7 a.m. on July 16.

RCMP say the 61 year-old was heading eastbound on a 1989 Honda Gold Wing motorcycle when he struck the concrete divider just before the entrance to the Tupper snowshed, causing him to lose control of his motorcycle.

The man succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The crash is being investigated by the RCMP Trans Canada East Traffic Services, however initial indications are that speed and alcohol were not factors.

Minor accident at Hwy. 1/95 intersection

On July 16, RCMP responded to a minor accident that involved two Alberta vehicles at the junction between Hwy. 1 and Hwy. 95. The accident occurred after a driver went too far into the intersection, reversed, and then struck the vehicle behind. No injuries were reported to occupants in either vehicle and a ticket was given to the driver of the lead vehicle for reversing unsafely.

Fight at Selkirk party

On July 17, police received a report of an assault that had happened weeks earlier at a party on Selkirk Hill. Alcohol was determined to be a factor in the fight, which involved two young females. Police are investigating the allegations and charges are pending.

*with files from the Revelstoke Times Review

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