UPDATED: Police look for help in Coquihalla deaths
Police in Logan Lake are still looking for information on what might have caused a crash that killed three people on the Coquihalla Highway in September.
A red Ford Explorer was travelling northbound when the driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle around 8 p.m. The SUV then plummeted down a 30-metre embankment about five kilometres south of the Logan Lake turnoff. It rolled several times and came to a stop atop roadside fencing. Alcohol is ruled out as a factor in the crash.
Sada Mudaliar, 49, his mother-in-law, Zaruna Begum, 60, and his brother-in-law, Shahir Khan, 41, all from New Westminster, were pronounced dead at the scene. The two other occupants of the SUV were taken to hospital with serious injuries, but have since been released and continue to recover.
Several witnesses were administering first aid to the people in the car when RCMP arrived, according to an RCMP press release earlier this month.
“We had a collision scene that was very traumatic for all to contend with and we are thankful for those who stopped to help prior to police and ambulance attendance,” Logan Lake RCMP Detachment Commander Kathleen Thain said in the release. Police is asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident or who saw the SUV travelling on Sept. 14, who hasn’t already talked to investigators, to contact the Logan Lake RCMP detachment at 250-523-6222.