The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died after a motor vehicle incident near Merritt on Nov. 16, 2015.
He was Martin Lewis Schultz, aged 44, of Penticton.
Mr. Schultz was the driver and sole occupant of an SUV that was westbound on Highway 97C at about 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 16, 2015. About 17 kilometres west of Merritt, the vehicle went out of control and sideswiped an eastbound tractor-trailer unit. Mr. Schultz was deceased at the scene. Weather and road conditions were poor at the time.
The BC Coroners Service and RCMP Traffic Services continue to investigate this death.
Mr. Schultz’s family has been notified of his death. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.