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Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Glacier National Park

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Date: September 9, 2009
Contact: Amy Vanderbilt, 406-888-5838
Contact: Wade Muehlhof, 406-888-7895

WEST GLACIER, MONT. – Glacier National Park officials are investigating a motorcycle accident that resulted in the death of a 51-year-old male from Okotoks, Alberta, Canada.

Park rangers are still gathering details, but the accident happened on the park’s east side around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 9, 2009, on the Going-to-the-Sun Road (Sun Road) between Rising Sun and Sun Point. A group of about 27 motorcyclists were traveling eastbound towards St. Mary, when one of the riders apparently lost control of his bike and went over the edge of the road about a half of a mile west of Wild Goose Island overlook.

Investigating rangers estimate the motorcyclist fell about 30 feet. The man was deceased when rangers arrived on scene.

The victim’s name is not being released until next of kin is notified. Montana Highway Patrol is assisting in the investigation.


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