Coroners service identifies Penticton man who died on Connector

Martin Lewis Schultz as the only occupant of an SUV heading westbound on Hwy. 97 around on Nov. 16.

Martin Schultz died after a motor vehicle incident near Merritt on Nov. 16

Martin Schultz died after a motor vehicle incident near Merritt on Nov. 16

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of the man who died after a motor vehicle incident on Highway 97C.

Martin Lewis Schultz, 44, was from Penticton.

Schultz was the only occupant of an SUV heading westbound on Hwy. 97 around 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 16 when the vehicle went out of control and sideswiped an eastbound tractor-trailer unit. Schultz was pronounced dead on the scene, around 17 kilometres west of Merritt.

The Coroners Service said and RCMP Traffic Services continue to investigate and reported that weather and road conditions were poor at the time of the incident.