Government of British Columbia

Government of British Columbia

January 21, 2015 14:59 ET

Government of British Columbia: BC Coroners Service Identifies Victims of Motor Vehicle Incident

PRINCE GEORGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jan. 21, 2015) -

For Immediate Release
January 21, 2015
Ministry of Justice
BC Coroners Service

BC Coroners Service identifies victims of motor vehicle incident

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identities of three men who died following a motor vehicle incident near Hudson's Hope on Dec. 31, 2014.

They were: Ian Leonardis Roelofsen, aged 41, of Coaldale, Alberta; Michael Frank Joseph Savignac, aged 28, of Beaumont, Alberta; and Christopher Johnathon Shepherd, aged 25, of Devon, Alberta.

Mr. Roelofsen was the driver of a pickup truck heading southbound on Farrell Creek Road near Hudson's Hope at about 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2014, when the vehicle went off the road. Mr. Savignac and Mr. Shepherd were passengers. All three men were deceased at the scene.

The BC Coroners Service, WorkSafe BC and RCMP Traffic Services continue to investigate these deaths.

The families of the victims have been notified of these deaths. 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

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