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Chase crash victim identified

Austin Schmidt, 19, was killed after his dirt bike collided with a semi trailer Feb. 6.
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February 10, 2016 - 3:38 PM

CHASE - The young man who died after his dirt bike collided with a semi trailer near Chase this past weekend has been identififed.

He was Austin Logan Schmidt, 19, of Chase.

Schmidt’s dirt bike was involved in a head-on collision with a tractor trailer on Highway 1 Saturday, Feb. 6. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The B.C. Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate the death.

A celebration of life is scheduled for the teen at 2 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Adams Lake Gymnasium in Chase. Attendees are asked to not wear black.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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