The 20-year-old Mission driver involved in a collision with a Chilliwack RCMP cruiser last Tuesday in Agassiz passed away in hospital yesterday morning.
Steve Genberg, a graduate of Mission Secondary and an employee of Mission Towing, had been in hospital in critical condition since the head-on collision between his Mustang and the marked cruiser. A 19-year-old passenger in Genberg’s car was seriously injured.
An employee who answered the phone at Mission Towing said nobody was ready to speak about Genberg’s passing but said co-workers are “very distraught and need some time.”
The Abbotsford Police Department’s major crime unit is investigating the crash, which occurred on the Lougheed Highway near Bodnar Road.
Genberg was reportedly leading a convoy of four or five vehicles en route to Harrison Hot Springs at about 11 p.m. He and his passenger were airlifted to hospital following the collision. The police officer was treated in hospital and released.
“The Abbotsford Police Department extends its condolences to the friends and family of this young man from Mission,” said a press release from the APD, issued Monday morning.
“The investigation into this tragic incident continues and our objective remains to conduct a thorough, comprehensive and complete examination of facts and evidence.”