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Victims of Chase highway crash identified

One of two semi-trucks involved in a fatal collision on Jan. 31 west of Chase. - Rick Koch photo
One of two semi-trucks involved in a fatal collision on Jan. 31 west of Chase.
— image credit: Rick Koch photo

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of two men who died following a motor vehicle incident near Chase on Jan. 31

They were Mehmed Fazlic, aged 59, from London, Ont., and Slobodian (Bobo) Katic, aged, 43, from Niagara Falls, Ont.

Fazlic was the driver and Mr. Katic the sleeping-compartment passenger in an eastbound semi-trailer which was involved in a head-on collision with another semi-trailer unit on the Trans-Canada Highway about 2.5 km west of Chase at about 5:45 a.m.

Both men were deceased at the scene.

The westbound driver suffered minor injuries and was transported to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops for treatment.

The BC Coroners Service and RCMP Traffic Services continue to investigate these deaths. Police says they have not yet made a determination as to why the truck crossed the centre line.

Road conditions were bare and dry at the time.

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