Fatal motor vehicle collision closes Hwy 93/95 for hours

83-year old American citizen deceased after head-on collision

  • Aug. 4, 2016 12:00 p.m.

RCMP have busy day in Kimberley

On 2016-08-03 at 19:05 hrs., a fatal motor vehicle collision occurred on Hwy 93/95 south of Canal Flats, B.C .. The collision ocurred when a southbound rental van carrying four male passengers pulled out to pass a commercial vehicle tow truck. In attempting to pass, the driver of the rental van placed his vehicle in the direct path of a northbound Ford Mustang. The Ford Mustang was driven by an 83 year old male who was accompanied by his wife. The resulting collision, which involved all three vehicles, resulted in the death of the 83 year old man and minor injuries to two of the four men travelling in the rental van.

The highway was closed for 7.5 hrs as police and Collision Reconstructionist investigated the collision. The matter is being investigated East Kootenay Traffic Services.

The name of the deceased, an American citizen, is being withheld at this time.

Police would like to reminded everyone that the highways are currently experience peak vehicle volumes. Everyone is reminded to remain vigilant, patient and obey all traffic signs while driving.


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