On December 28, 2016, at 10:28 a.m., a two vehicle collision occurred on Hwy 3/95 near okie, BC. The collision occurred when a westbound Buick Century lost control on slippery roads and crossed the entire line into the path of an eastbound semi truck and trailer carrying dry goods.
The collision resulted in the death of the female driver and severe injuries to the male passenger travelling in the westbound Buick. The names of the deceased and the passengers are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The collision occurred on a two lane section of Provincial Highway near Moyie, BC. At the time of the collision, the roads were in good driving condition, however black ice was present in shaded areas. The matter is currently being investigated by members of the East Kootenay Traffic Service Unit out of Cranbrook.
Hwy 3 between Creston and Cranbrook is closed until approximately 3:30 p.m.