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Coroner identifies man who died inside runaway jeep on Big White Mountain

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July 24, 2014 - 12:32 PM

OSOYOOS - A man who died in a strange accident when his parked jeep rolled off a cumbling roadway on Big White Mountain near Kelowna has been identified.

He was Rodolph Legault, 67, of Cawston, a small community 35 kilometres west of Osoyoos.

Legault parked his jeep at the edge of Forest Service Road 201, 5 km away from Big White Road at about 1:45 p.m. July 13 and after he got out of the vehicle realized it was rolling backwards. He jumped in again, attempting to stop it but the edge of the roadway gave way and the vehicle went down an 82 m embankment. Legault died at the scene.

Legault's family have been notified. The B.C. Coroner and RCMP continue to investigate his death.

To contact a reporter for this story, email marcher@infotelnews.ca, call 250-488-3065. To contact the managing editor, email Marshall Jones at mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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