BC Coroners Service identifies bicycle incident victims
The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of two men
who died after separate bicycle incidents in Kelowna and near Port
Alberni on Sept. 24 and 25, 2015.
They are Ralf Ronald Jarchow, aged 61, of Brampton, Ontario, and Imre
James Nagy, aged 62, of Kelowna.
Jarchow was riding his bicycle westbound on Highway 4 between Port
Alberni and Ucluelet at about 11:45 a.m. on Sept. 24 when on a steep
downgrade above Kennedy Lake, he lost control and collided with a pickup
truck. Mr. Jarchow was immediately transported to Westcoast General
Hospital in Port Alberni, but died there within a few hours.
On Sept. 25, Mr. Nagy was riding his bicycle northbound on Belgo Road in
Kelowna at about noon when, on a moderate downgrade at the
intersection with Springfield Road, he was involved in a collision with a
Nagy was immediately transported to Kelowna General Hospital, but
succumbed to his injuries the next day.
The BC Coroners Service and RCMP Traffic Services continue to investigate
The families of both men have been notified of their deaths.