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UPDATED: Crescent Valley man killed in rollover identified

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The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of the man who died after a motor vehicle incident near Crescent Valley on Monday. The deceased is Jesse Edward Van Skiver Bachner, 28, of Crescent Valley.

RCMP said the he died after he lost control of his pickup truck on Highway 6 north of the community.

Police responded to a call of a single vehicle rollover at about 6:30 p.m. on July 7 and found that the lone occupant of the uninsured vehicle went into the oncoming lane.

The truck rolled twice, trapping the driver, who was pronounced dead at the scene. With hep from the Tarrys and Passmore fire departments, his body was removed.

Sgt. John Ferguson said speed, alcohol, and lack of seatbelt use are all possible factors.

“The RCMP would like to thank the dedication of the two local fire departments who went [above and] beyond to assist the police in this crash,” Ferguson said.

Meanwhile, the Winlaw man who died when his pickup truck went into the Slocan River last month has been identified as Donald James Clark, 62.

Clark was the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle which was heading southbound on Slocan River Road at about 3:30 p.m. on June 23 when it left the road, rolled, and went into the water.

He died at the scene.

The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate both fatalities.

 

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