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Vernon man who died in motorcycle crash remembered for kind spirit

Luke Alder was on his way to work when he was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident.
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August 23, 2020 - 9:12 AM

The man who died in an Aug. 19 motorcycle crash in front of the Vernon courthouse is being remembered for his generous spirit and thoughtful life.

Luke Alder, 22, was on his way to work when he was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident, according to a statement posted to the Gentlemen's Shop and Shave Parlour.

"We are at a loss for words as our hearts are empty," reads the statement.

"Our love and wishes go out to Luke’s family. As much as we are destroyed we can only imagine what his family is going through. Luke was the hardest working person we knew. He would do anything for his friends and his clients. He lived and exuded what it meant to be a barber and a friend."

They said from his days at school to his time spent with the Street Thug Barbers, helping those in need, to his years at the Gentlemens Shop constantly growing every day.

"He truly put his heart and soul into everything he did," they said. "If you’ve ever got your haircut from Luke or had the chance to spend time with him then you will know. We miss you more than words can ever say."

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP say the incident happened at the 30 Avenue and 27 Street intersection at around 7:30 a.m. Aug. 19.

He was rushed to hospital by ambulance but died of his injuries.

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP said in a media release the pick-up truck was turning left from 30 Avenue onto 27 Street when the motorcyclist travelling westbound entered the intersection and struck the passenger side of the pick-up. Police say the driver of the pick-up truck remained at the scene and co-operated with police.

"There were numerous people who stopped to render assistance to the motorcyclist," Vernon RCMP Cpl. Tania Finn said in the release at the time. "Investigators have spoken with a number of witnesses but are still interested in speaking with anyone who was travelling eastbound on 30 Avenue at the time of the collision."


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