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Cause still undetermined in Highway 29 fatal motorcycle crash

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Police say that the cause of a single-vehicle crash that killed a motorcyclist on Highway 29 is still undetermined.The crash happened on Saturday afternoon between 4:00 and 6:00 on Highway 29 near Wilder Creek, approximately seven kilometres west of the junction with the Alaska Highway.Corporal James Gray with the Fort St. John RCMP said that the rider and lone occupant of the motorcycle failed to negotiate a curve on the highway, resulting in the single-vehicle collision.- Advertisement -The rider, a 23-year-old Fort St. John man, was pronounced dead at the scene.Cpl. Gray said that the road was closed for several hours while a collision reconstructionist investigated, while the motorcycle was towed to a garage for a mechanical inspection.Despite this, the cause of the crash has not been determined, and it is not known whether speed or alcohol may have played a role.Advertisement Also unknown at this time is whether the deceased man was participating in the Community 2 Community Poker Ride, which took place in Fort St. John, Taylor, Dawson Creek, Tumbler Ridge, Chetwynd, and Hudson’s Hope on Saturday.Communications Coordinator Ryan Harvey with the City of Fort St. John said that while the participating Visitor Information Centres did record participant’s names, their ages were not tallied.Harvey said that staff with the Fort St. John Visitor Centre are continuing to follow up with riders that did not check in at the completion of the event, which took place Saturday.last_img read more

Autopsy finds boy had defect in heart

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“Walt Disney World engineers and ride system experts completed a thorough inspection of the attraction overnight and found it to be operating properly,” the company said in a statement. The boy was limp when the ride ended. His father, Byron Russell, immediately attempted CPR but the boy died at a hospital. Russell told authorities his son had no previous health problems, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Byron Russell is a part of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) based at Fort Campbell, Ky., and served in Iraq, the military has said. A medical study released last year gave support to the notion that heart problems can be triggered or aggravated by roller coasters. ORLANDO, Fla. – The 12-year-old boy who died after riding a Walt Disney World roller coaster had a congenital heart defect, an autopsy found Friday, and an inspection of the ride found no mechanical problems. The autopsy of Michael Russell, the son of an Iraq war veteran, was done one day after he stopped breathing while riding Disney-MGM’s Rock `n’ Roller Coaster. The cause of death was left pending until more tests are conducted, ruled Dr. Sara H. Irrgang, an Orange County associate medical examiner. “No evidence of injury was found, but congenital heart abnormalities were detected, which will be further evaluated,” the office said in a statement. Disney World reopened the Rock `n’ Roller Coaster on Friday after theme park inspectors found no mechanical problems. A state inspector monitored the examination. Researchers at the University Hospital of Mannheim in Germany put 55 healthy people on roller coasters; average heart rates rose from 89 beats per minute before the ride to 155 just afterward.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img