West Kootenay Traffic Services reports that a life has been lost in a single vehicle crash in the Slocan Valley. A July 8 press release from Sergeant John Ferguson describes the details of the incident.
“On the 7 July 2014 at 6:30 p.m. the Nelson RCMP Detachment and West Kootenay Traffic Services responded to a report of a single vehicle roll over crash on Highway 6, north of Crescent Valley.
“On attendance investigation revealed a lone occupant driving an uninsured white Dodge pickup had lost control of his vehicle and went into the oncoming lane and rolled twice trapping the lone occupant.
“On police attendance, the driver, a 28 year-old Crescent Valley male was pronounced deceased. With the assistance of the Tarry’s and Passmore Fire Departments the occupant of the vehicle was removed.”
The press release indicates that police feel speed, alcohol and no seatbelt may have been contributing factors in the crash.
“The RCMP would like to thank the dedication of the two local fire department who went beyond to assist the police in this crash.
“The BC Coroner Service and West Kootenay Traffic Services are continuing to investigate this crash.