Highway fatality near Castlegar

One life lost in single vehicle accident on November 27

  • Nov. 28, 2011 8:00 p.m.

 

At approximately 10:30 p.m. on November 27, Castlegar RCMP, Fire & Rescue and BC Ambulance responded to a single vehicle collision on Highway 3 about 10 kms south east of Castlegar.

Initial investigation revealed a 2008 GMC pickup was travelling north and lost control due to slippery road conditions and left the roadway on the right and went down a 100-foot embankment.

There were four occupants inside the vehicle with one of the passengers being ejected. This passenger died as a result of injuries from the incident.The deceased is a 57-year-old male from Calgary.

His name will be released following notification of next of kin.The driver and the other two occupants were transported to Trail and Nelson for medical treatment of non life-threatening injuries.The road was closed for approximately four hours and then opened for one-lane traffic.

 

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