UPDATE: Coroner releases name of victim in Satuday's fatal crash
The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a motor vehicle incident in Montrose, near Trail, on Nov. 30, 2013. He was Bernard Harold Doherty, aged 52, of Montrose.
Doherty was a passenger in a car which left the road and went down an embankment on Highway 3B in Montrose, about 10 kilometres east of Trail, about 9 p.m. on Nov. 30.
He was deceased at the scene.
The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate this death. The family of Mr. Doherty has been notified of his death.
One person has died and another sustained serious injuries Saturday night in a car accident on Highway 3B near Fruitvale, according to West Kootenay Traffic Services Const. Michael Jourdin.
“On Nov. 30, 2013, at approximately 09:02 p.m., Trail RCMP were dispatched to a single vehicle motor vehicle crash involving an automobile on Hwy 3B just south of Fruitvale,” said Jourdin in a press release issued Sunday evening. “Initial investigation has revealed that the vehicle was driven by a female with three male passengers when the vehicle failed to negotiate a curve.
“The vehicle was travelling north on Hwy 3B when it went off road (to the) right and down over an embankment.
“A male passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene, while the driver sustained very serious injuries. The other two passengers received only minor injuries.
Jourdin said police have not ruled out speed or alcohol at this time.
“Investigation has also revealed that two unidentified individuals were on scene assisting, but departed prior to police arrival,” he added. “Investigators encourage these and any other witnesses to come forward, as they may have information that could assist in the investigation.
“The BC Coroner Service and the RCMP West Kootenay Traffic Services are continuing to investigate this collision.”