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Posted: May 8, 2014

Coroners ID fatality accident victim

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died after a motor vehicle incident near Yahk on May 7.

Deceased is Rudy Lauritzen, aged 64, of Riondel.

Mr. Lauritzen was the driver of a westbound car that was involved in a collision with an eastbound tractor-trailer unit on Highway 3/95 near Irishman Creek at about 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday. Mr. Lauritzen was deceased at the scene.

His 60-year-old wife, a passenger in the car, was transported to the East Kootenay Regional Hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the semi trailer was not injured.

The Coroners Service and RCMP Traffic Services continue to investigate this death.


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