On Jan. 26 at approximately 6:54 p.m. Nelson RCMP received a report of a single vehicle roll over in the 1700 block of Pass Creek Road in Krestova involving a crewcab pick-up. Upon arrival, it was determined that the lone occupant male driver from the Krestova area died at the scene as a result of injuries he sustained in the crash.
Crescent Valley and Beasley Fire Rescue units were on scene and had to use the Jaws of Life to extract the lone male victim. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
It appears that icy road conditions, driver fatigue and failing to wear a seatbelt may have all played roles in the fatal crash.
The name of the deceased has not been released at the request of the family.