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Victim in fiery crash in West Kelowna identified

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October 03, 2016 - 11:46 AM

WEST KELOWNA - The B.C. Coroners Service has identified the man who died after a single-vehicle crash on Highway 97 in West Kelowna last week.

Micheal Richard Kim Lang, 24, of West Kelowna was killed in the crash, according to a media release.

Lang was the driver and only one in a pickup truck that went out of control, northbound on Highway 97 about 10:30 p.m. Sept. 28. 

The pickup hit a rock face across from the Gorman Brothers lumber mill, then continued down the roadway and came to rest in the center median, RCMP said.

The driver was ejected from the vehicle and the pickup truck caught fire after leaving the roadway. Workers from the lumber mill put out the fire.

The employees also "provided immediate assistance" but Mr. Lang was deceased at the scene, the release says.

Both the coroners service and the RCMP continue to investigate the fatal crash.


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