The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died after a motor vehicle incident near Sparwood on Dec. 7, 2015.
He is Steven Douglas Spearman, aged 41, of Bellevue, Alberta, a small community in the Crowsnest Pass area.
Mr. Spearman was the driver of a pickup truck that, while heading southbound on Highway 43 about 1.6 kilometres north of Busato Road, north of Sparwood, left the travelled portion of the roadway and hit a tree at about 7:45 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2015. Road conditions were noted to be icy at the time. Mr. Spearman was deceased at the scene.
The BC Coroners Service and RCMP Traffic Services continue to investigate this death.
Mr. Spearman’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.