By Goat Staff

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identities of two persons who died following a motor vehicle incident near Valemount on Sept. 28, 2015.

They were Ann Margaret Kiyooka, aged 78, and Gloria Rose Fortowsky, aged 76, both of Valemount.

Both Ms. Kiyooka and Ms. Fortowksy were rear-seat passengers in a car that was eastbound on Highway 16. Shortly after 2 p.m. on Sept. 28., about 20 kilometres east of Dunster near the Terracana resort, the car left the roadway and went down an embankment. Both persons were deceased at the scene.

Two men in the vehicle were taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries.

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

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