Serious Crash on Highway 93/95 near Skookumchuck

One dead, four injured after motor vehicle accident

One person is dead and four others were sent to hospital after a crash on highway 93/95 near Skookumchuck on Sunday afternoon.

Kimberley RCMP  Cpl. Chris Newel reports that police were  notified of the crash just after 5 p.m. on June 14.

“BC Ambulance, Kimberley Fire Dept Highway Rescue all attended and assisted with the injured persons,”Newel said.  “The male driver was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.

“One person was transported by ground ambulance; three others were taken to hospital by helicopter.  The extent of their injuries is unknown but two have been transferred to a Calgary hospital.”

Police have confirmed that all of those injured, and the deceased, were from out of province.

Kimberley RCMP is continuing their investigation with the assistance of Southeast District Traffic Services.

“Local Search and Rescue volunteers who were in the area assisted in dealing with the injured persons,” Newel said.