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June 1/15 19:03 pm - Sad News

Posted by Editoress on 06/1/15

We are very sorry to report that two members of the Whistler Cycling Club were killed in a traffic accident yesterday, when they were struck by a vehicle while on a ride, north of Pemberton, BC.  Ross Chafe (50) and Kelly Blunden (53) died when a vehicle hit them.  A passenger in the vehicle was also killed in the accident and the driver suffered serious injuries.

According to CBC News, there are indications that the vehicle crossed the centre line into the lane of the riders, and police suspect that the driver may have been impaired.

Both riders were active in the Whistler club, and Chafe was a former member of the national team, representing Canada at the world championships in 1979, 1980 and 1986.  He also competed in the 1983 Pan Am Games and the 1986 Commonwealth Games.

Our condolences and best wishes to the family, friends and riding partners of Ross Chafe and Kelly Blunden.

The Whistler Cycling Club will gather on Tuesday evening for remembrance.  Please check the club website for details.


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