Coroner identifies Sorrento man killed in crash

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SORRENTO - A Sorrento man was killed after his pickup crashed into a tree near the small community along Shuswap Lake last week.

Andrej Schmiegel, 60, died in the crash, the B.C. Coroners Service says in a media release.

Schmiegel was the driver and sole occupant of the pickup truck, which left the road and hit a tree on Notch Hill Road near McKenzie Road around 6:30 p.m., Nov. 4.

He was deceased at the scene.

Both the coroners service and the RCMP Traffic Service continue to investigate.

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