Fatal Crash East of Cranbrook

44 year old man from Cranbrook dies after vehicle strikes livestock on road

  • Oct. 11, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Cpl. Chris Newel

 

Cranbrook RCMP and Southeast District Traffic Services are currently investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Highway 3/93 this morning. Police were called to the crash, Oct 11 at 5:48 am about 20 km east of Cranbrook. The driver a 44 year old male from Cranbrook died at the scene as a result injuries sustained in the crash.

The vehicle was east bound when it struck livestock on the roadway, the driver lost control and was struck by a west bound commercial vehicle. A small fire erupted but others managed to extinguish it.

Traffic services along with a collision analyst and coroner are on the scene. The highway will remain closed until the scene examination is complete.

Motorists can use the Wardner/Fort Steele road as a detour, check www.drivebc.ca for updates.

Any further information can be obtained from the BC Coroner’s Service, 250-356-9253.