Ministry of Justice
BC Coroners Service confirms identity of deceased driver
VANCOUVER – The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of the driver of a pickup truck involved in a single-vehicle crash on the Coquihalla Highway on April 29, 2012.
The deceased has been identified as Darcy Lee Ohlson, aged 44, a resident of Nanaimo.
Mr. Ohlson was the driver and sole occupant of a southbound Ford 150 pickup truck which left the roadway and crashed into the concrete pillar of the Shylock Road overpass on the Coquihalla Highway just north of Hope, shortly after 5 a.m. on April 29.
Mr. Ohlson was deceased at the scene of the crash. His identity was confirmed by the use of dental records.
He is believed to have been returning to his home on Vancouver Island after a trip to Alberta.
Mr. Ohlson’s family has been notified of his death. On behalf of the family, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.
For further information, please contact:
Coroner, Strategic Programs
BC Coroners Service
250 356-9253 or 250 213-5020
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