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SECOND UPDATE: Coroner releases name of victim in fatal accident in Trail

Trail Champion
By Trail Champion
April 11th, 2014

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a youth who died after a motor vehicle incident in Trail on April 7.

He was Nolan Handley, aged 17, of Trail. Nolan was a passenger in a car which left the roadway and rolled in the 8900-block of Highway 22A in Trail shortly after 9:30 p.m. on April 7.

Nolan was taken to hospital in Trail and then transferred to Kelowna General Hospital for more intensive care. However, he succumbed to his injuries on April 9.

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

Previous press release:

Acting Sgt. John Ferguson of the West Kootenay Traffic Services reported Wednesday that one of the male occupants involved in a single vehicle motor vehicle crash Monday passed away this afternoon (April 9) from his injuries.

Trail RCMP and West Kootenay Traffic Services attended a single vehicle motor vehicle crash at the 8900 block of Highway 22A in Trail Monday at 9:42 p.m.

A 2002 Grey Acura with a male driver and two male passengers ages 17-18-years-old were traveling north on Highway 22A.

The driver lost control, went off road and the vehicle rolled. All three occupants were ejected and suffered serious life threatening injuries.

The occupants were transported to Trail Regional Hospital and then to Kelowna Regional Hospital.

At this time the other two occupants have life threatening injuries and their families are with them.

Preliminary investigation has revealed a very high rate of speed and no seatbelts worn by any of the occupants were the causal factors in this horrific crash.

The West Kootenay Traffic Services and the BC Coroners service are continuing their investigation into this tragic crash.

Trail MVA sends three teens to hospital with life-threatening injuries

A serious car crash last night has sent three young men to hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries, according to West Kootenay Traffic Services Acting Sgt. John Ferguson.

“On April 7 at 9:42 p.m. the Trail RCMP and West Kootenay Traffic Services attended a single vehicle motor vehicle crash at the 8900 block of Highway 22A (in Trail),” Ferguson said.

“A 2002 Grey Acura with a male driver and two male passengers ages 17 to18 years old were travelling north on Highway 22A. The driver lost control, went off road and the vehicle rolled. All three occupants were ejected and suffered serious, life-threatening injuries.”

He said the three were transported to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail.

“Alcohol is not a factor in this crash. At this time speed and lack of seatbelt restraints are the casual factors.

“The West Kootenay Traffic Services are continuing their investigation into this tragic crash.”
 

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