The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of three persons who died after being involved in a motor vehicle incident near Kamloops on the evening of Sept. 14, 2012.
The three are: Sada Mudaliar, aged 49; his mother-in-law Zaruna Begum, aged 60; and his brother-in-law, Shahir Khan, aged 41. All three were residents of New Westminster.
All three were passengers in a large SUV, which was travelling northbound along the Coquihalla Highway when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle overturned and went down a steep 30-metre embankment five kilometres south of the Logan Lake turnoff. Two others in the vehicle, including the driver, survived the crash. However, the three passengers were all confirmed deceased at the scene of the incident.
The BC Coroners Service and RCMP Traffic Services are continuing to investigate these deaths.
Other family members of the three have been notified of the deaths. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.
The BC Coroners Service expresses its condolences to the family and friends of the three.
For further information, please contact:
Coroner, Strategic Operations
BC Coroners Service