Update: Name released of fatal car crash near Kitwanga

Late this afternoon, BC Coroner Service have confirmed the identity of the 25-year-old male

  • Aug. 20, 2013 4:00 p.m.

Late this afternoon, BC Coroners Service have confirmed the identity of the 25-year-old male who perished during Monday night’s motor vehicle incident on Highway 37 North.

Garnett Matthew Reid, of Hazelton was driving a black pontiac at the time of the crash around 11:35 p.m on August 19. According to witnesses, the vehicle was travelling south bound in the north bound lane before crashing into the ditch. Witnesses say the man was ejected from the vehicle and that he was the only occupant.The BC Coroner Service said the vehicle rolled down a 10-metre embankment.

The man was confirmed dead on the scene, and police suspect alcohol played a factor.

The accident occurred approximately seven kilometres north of Kitwanga,Highway 37 remained closed from the time of the accident until mid-morning today.