Police investigating crash on Hwy 95A between Kimberley and Cranbrook

Alcohol likely a factor and charges pending, police say

  • Jun. 20, 2016 9:00 a.m.
Alcohol was likely a factor in this crash on Saturday

Alcohol was likely a factor in this crash on Saturday

Police are investigating a crash on highway 95A, Saturday (June 18) where alcohol is likely a factor.  The vehicle left the highway south of Kimberley around 5:15 pm,  rolled and came to rest near the Northstar Rails to Trails.  Just prior to the crash police had received calls about an erratic driver.  Officers from both Cranbrook and Kimberley were patrolling for the vehicle when the crash was reported.  Allegedly the suspect vehicle almost hit another vehicle just prior to going off the highway.  Several officers attended the scene along with BC Ambulance and Kimberley Fire Dept Highway Rescue.  The driver was transported to East Kootenay Regional Hospital, the extent of his injuries are unknown but not believed to be serious.   An impaired driving investigation is being conducted.   Fortunately no other vehicles were involved and the driver was the only occupant.  Charges are pending.