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A Glacier National Park Ranger drives on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. The rangers are seeing more vehicle-involved injuries this year, particularly those caused by high-speed high impact crashes. 

A 64-year-old Whitefish man died of a heart attack while traveling Going-to-the-Sun Road on Monday, Glacier National Park officials said Tuesday. 

The man, who has not been identified, had been traveling as a passenger in a vehicle on the road that cuts through Glacier park, according to park spokeswoman Lauren Alley. The medical emergency restricted traffic for three hours west of Lake McDonald Lodge on Going-to-the Sun Road, Alley said in an emailed release. 

"The victim, a resident of Whitefish, MT, was declared deceased on scene," Alley wrote. "He is thought to have died from a heart attack."

Park rangers, Three Rivers Ambulance, A.L.E.R.T. Air ambulance and "medically qualified bystanders" administered CPR and other emergency medical treatment, Alley said.

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Emergency responders received the call about the unconscious man at approximately 3 p.m. on Monday. 

Last month, a teenage girl from Utah died after falling rocks hit her family's car on the Going-to-the-Sun Road in an accident that also injured her parents and two other children. 

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