Saturday morning crash sends two to hospital

Highway south of Kimberley closed for about five hours

  • Mar. 9, 2015 3:00 p.m.

Cpl. Chris Newel

A crash on highway 95A south of Kimberley at approximately 6:30 am Saturday, March 7 sent two persons to East Kootenay Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Initial reports indicate a vehicle crossed the centerline and struck an oncoming vehicle head on near Stirton Road, south of Kimberley. BC Ambulance, Kimberley Fire Highway Rescue and RCMP attended the crash. Smoke started coming from one vehicle shortly after the crash and eventually burned.

A collision analyst attended the scene and is assisting in the investigation. The incident is still under investigation but police don’t believe alcohol or speed were factors.

The highway was closed for approximately 5 hours but there was a detour.