Fatal collision closes Highway 3 near Salmo

Highway 3 re-opened around 10 p.m.

RCMP are reporting a fatal head-on collision on Bombi Pass near Salmo. Black Press file photo

Update: the highway re-opened approximately 10 p.m. Monday night, according to DriveBC.

A fatal head-on collision shut down the Bombi Pass between Castlegar and Salmo Monday afternoon.

Police and emergency crews responded to a two-car motor vehicle incident at about 3:20 on Monday afternoon.

Police have confirmed two fatalities at this time.

The highway remained closed in both directions as West Kootenay Traffic Services, South East District Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service and the BC Coroners’ Service investigated this collision.

Police continue their investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to call West Kootenay Traffic Services in Nelson and quote file number 2019-989.



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