Men who died in Vernon motorcycle crash identified

James Folden, 23, is one of two men who died in a motorcycle crash June 28, 2015, in Vernon.
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VERNON - The names of two men who died in a weekend motorcycle crash have been released by the B.C. Coroners Service.

They were James Tyler Folden, 23, of Lumby, and Trinity James Dale Bright, 24, originally from Cherryville, but most recently residing in Canmore, Alberta.

Folden was driving an offroad motorcycle with Bright as a passenger when they struck a parked utility trailer in the 3500 block of East Vernon Road in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 28. Both died at the scene.

Police and the coroner continue to investigate the deaths, but the RCMP has already released some initial findings. Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy said at a media conference Monday, June 29, that alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, and that early indications suggest the men were not wearing helmets.

The families of both men have been notified of their deaths. A fundraising page has been set up to support Folden's fiance and baby daughter as they cope with his loss. 

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724. 

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