The BC Coroners Service has now confirmed the identity of a man who died in a head on motor vehicle incident south of Courtenay at around 9 AM Monday morning.

30 year old David William Vanderhorst was from Qualicum Beach.

Vanderhorst was driving northbound on the Inland Island Highway 19 between Fanny Bay and Courtenay when he lost control, careened over the median and slammed into a southbound tractor trailer.

Coroner Matthew Brown is asked about police reports, black ice played a major role in the MVA….

As for whether the driver was impaired behind the wheel?

The BC Coroners Service and RCMP Traffic Services continue to investigate that deadly crash.