The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identities of four persons who died following a motor vehicle incident near New Hazelton on June 7, 2014.
They are: John Frances Michell, aged 67; his brother Alfred Albert Michell, aged 75; his sister Jeannie Charlotte Michell, aged 81, all of Moricetown, a village about 30 km west of Smithers; and Christine Ellen McIntosh, aged 65, of Prince Rupert.
Ms. McIntosh was the driver and sole occupant of an SUV which was heading eastbound on Highway 16 shortly before 6 p.m. on June 7, 2014. About 24 km east of New Hazelton, the SUV was involved in a head-on collision with a westbound van of which John Michell was the driver, and his siblings were passengers. All four persons were deceased at the scene.
The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate these deaths.
The families of all the victims have been notified of these deaths. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.
Regional Coroner, Northern Region
BC Coroners Service