NEWS RELEASE · 31st October 2012
Ministry of Justice
The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a motor vehicle incident near Kitwanga on Oct 29, 2012.
The man is William Jacob Martin Grootendorst, aged 54, from Coquitlam.
Mr. Grootendorst was driving south on Highway 37 North when the pickup truck he was driving went out of control in the wet and snowy conditions and rolled several times. No other persons were involved in the incident.
Mr. Grootendorst was deceased at the scene of the crash.
The BC Coroners Service and RCMP Traffic Services continue to investigate this death.
The family of Mr. Grootendorst 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.
The BC Coroners Service expresses its condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Grootendorst.