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Update: MVA victim identified
KELOWNA - 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.
Mr. 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. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.
A press release from the RCMP's West Kootenay Traffic Services indicates that a single vehicle crash on Saturday, November 30 had claimed a life on Highway 3B just south of Fruitvale.
The crash occurred at about 9 p.m. A vehicle driven by a female with three male passengers left the road and went down an embankment while traveling north on Highway 3B.
A male passenger was pronounced dead at the scene while the driver sustained very serious injuries. Minor injuries were apparently suffered by the other two passengers.
"The RCMP continue to investigate and have not ruled out speed or alcohol," the release from Cst. Michael JOURDIN, West Kootenay Traffic Services states.
"Investigation has also revealed that two unidentified individuals were on scene assisting but departed prior to police arrival. 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.