Red Deer man killed, wife in critical condition after crash
FERNIE, B.C. – A 60-year-old Red Deer man was killed and his wife is in critical condition in hospital after a motorcycle accident on Highway 3.
Police said Henry Meinema was killed and his wife Valerie was rushed to Calgary Foothills Hospital where she is reported in critical but stable condition.
They were riding a three-wheeled converted bike when the vehicle left the road west of Fernie near the entrance to the Fernie Alpine Resort.
“Initial investigation indicates that a westbound three wheeled converted Honda Gold Wing motorcycle left the highway off road right. The 60-year-old driver from Alberta was pronounced deceased at the scene,” police said.
“There were no clear factors to suggest what contributed to this incident. A mechanical inspection on the trike is pending. Weather and road conditions were not a factor in this collision,” police said.