Three killed in accident near Lac Le Jeune
Three people were killed Friday night, after a single-vehicle rollover on the Coquihalla Highway near Lac Le Jeune that closed the freeway for eight hours.
The BC Coroners Service identified the deceased passengers as being New Westminster residents Sada Mudaliar, 49, his mother-inlaw Zaruna Begum, 60, and Mudaliar’s brother-in-law, Shahir Khan, 41.
While the three were pronounced dead at the scene, the two other people in the large SUV were taken to hospital with serious injuries.
The driver was one of the occupants who survived the crash.
The SUV was travelling northbound, “when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle overturned and went down a steep 30-metre embankment five kilometres south of the Logan Lake turnoff,” the coroner’s report states.
Family members have been notified of the deaths.
The RCMP and BC Coroners Service are still investigating the accident and alcohol has been ruled out as a factor.
The freeway was closed from approximately 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
A man who crashed his motorcycle early Sunday afternoon along Highway 8 near Lower Nicola was airlifted to hospital.
His condition is unknown, although he is reported to have been conscious with severe leg, neck and back injuries during transport.