Second man identified in fiery crash
The identity of the second man killed in a fiery crash along Highway 5A was released Thursday.
Abbotsford man Kewal Singh Kailey, 49, was travelling along the 5A when his semitrailer collided with a truck driven by Kamloops man Gary Joseph Miller, 59 — whose name was already released.
The two vehicles burst into flames immediately after impact and ignited what would become a 20-hectare fire along the nearby grassland.
The trucks collided near Stump Lake, about 45 kilometres outside Merritt, on Oct. 5.
One of the trucks was reported to be carrying lumber, while the other was transporting lime.
Highway authorities closed the road overnight after the crash.
The road is the Coquihalla Highway's secondary route between Merritt and Kamloops.