Kitwanga accident victim identified

William Grootendorst, 54, was from Coquitlam, B.C.

  • Oct. 31, 2012 8:00 a.m.

THE BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a motor vehicle incident near Kitwanga on Oct 29,


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.

The BC Coroners Service expresses its condolences to the family and

friends of Mr. Grootendorst.