Government of British Columbia

Government of British Columbia

March 09, 2016 14:54 ET

Government of British Columbia: BC Coroners Service Confirms Identity of Motor Vehicle Incident Victim

PRINCE GEORGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 9, 2016) -

BC Coroners Service confirms identity of motor vehicle incident victim

For Immediate Release Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General
2016PSSG0063-000352 BC Coroners Service
March 9, 2016

PRINCE GEORGE - The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a woman who died in a motor vehicle incident near Fort St. John on March 5, 2016.

She was Heather Marina Barnfield, aged 52, of Whitehorse, Yukon.

Ms. Barnfield was the driver and sole occupant of a camper-van heading southbound on the Alaska Highway at about 11 p.m. on March 5. The van collided with a northbound tractor-trailer unit on the Charlie Lake hill, about eight kilometres west of Fort St. John. Ms. Barnfield was deceased at the scene. Road conditions were icy at the time.

The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate this death.

The family of Ms. Barnfield has been notified of her death. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.

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Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Donita Kuzma
    Regional Coroner, Northern Region
    BC Coroners Service
    250 565-6040