Mar 13, 2013 / 4:09 pm
Alcohol was a contributing factor in the death of an Edmonton man killed at Predator Ridge Golf Course June 7 of last year.
Kelowna Coroner, Andrew Cave says Glenn Daniel Thordarson, 52, was behind the wheel of the golf cart when it struck a rock face, took a sharp right turn, proceeded across about 10 metres of grassy ground and off a seven metre high embankment.
The cart, Thordarson and a passenger landed on the asphalt road below.
Thordarson was found unresponsive on the roadway. He was transferred to an ambulance but efforts to resuscitate him were not successful.
The passenger was taken to hospital but later released.
The incident occurred just prior to 7:30 p.m.
The coroners report, released Wednesday states Thordarson's blood-alcohol level at the time of the incident was 0.19, more than twice the legal limit for operating a motorized vehicle.
Cave concluded 'impairment with ethyl alcohol was a contributory factor.'
Thordarson was in Vernon with several co-workers from the Forzani Group on a three day golf getaway at the time.
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