On Wednesday, Aug. 14. 2013 at 11:08 p.m. Slocan RCMP and the West Kootenay Traffic Services attended the 5900 block of Highway 6, Winlaw on a pedestrian fatality.
Investigation has revealed that a loaded Super B semi trailer was south bound on Highway 6 and struck a 35-year-old female who was standing on the roadway. The area had no artificial light and the female was dressed in dark clothes.
The name of the deceased will not be released until all next of kin have been notified and at that time the BC Coroners Service may release the name.
If anyone witnessed a female hitchhiking between Playmore Junction Highway 3 and 6 and Winlaw around the time of 10:30 – 11 p.m. please contact West Kootenay Traffic Services in Nelson at 1010 Second Street or call 250-354-5146.
The BC Coroners Service and West Kootenay Traffic Services are continuing to investigate this fatal crash.