Abbotsford man one of two killed in fiery crash
The BC Coroners Service released the name on Friday of the second man killed in a fiery head-on truck crash between Kamloops and Merritt on Oct. 5.
Kewal Singh Kailey, 49, of Abbotsford, was driving one of the rigs that collided on Highway 5A near Stump Lake, about 40 kilometres south of Kamloops.
The driver of the second truck, Gary Miller of Kamloops, was also killed in the collision and resulting fire.
Police say a logging truck was travelling south and a truck carrying lime was heading north when the two vehicles crashed into each other, creating a fiery wreck that led to a grass fire starting nearby.
The BC Coroners Service could not specify which driver was driving which vehicle.
Weather is not considered a factor as conditions in the area had been clear and dry.
The Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate the accident, which has prompted Kamloops-South Thompson Liberal MLA Kevin Krueger to renew his call for truck traffic to be banned from the secondary highway route linking Kamloops and Merritt.
A funeral service for Kailey takes place Sunday, Oct. 14 at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Rd., starting at 1:30 p.m.