Government of British Columbia

Government of British Columbia

September 29, 2015 18:40 ET

Government of British Columbia: BC Coroners Service Identifies Bicycle Incident Victims

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 29, 2015) -

For Immediate Release
Sept. 29, 2015

Ministry of Justice
BC Coroners Service


BC Coroners Service identifies bicycle incident victims

KELOWNA - 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.

Mr. 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 on when, on a moderate downgrade at the intersection with Springfield Road, he was involved in a collision with a car.

Mr. 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 these deaths.

The families of both men have been notified of their deaths. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.

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Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Barb McLintock
    Coroner, Interior Region
    BC Coroners Service
    250 356-9253