Breaking News

One killed in collision west of Cranbrook

The driver of small car was killed in a collision with a semi on Wednesday, May 7, between Moyie and Yahk, west of Cranbrook.

RCMP report that a 65-year-old man driving a blue Ford Fiesta rental car westbound on Highway 3/95 crossed the yellow broken centre line into the eastbound lane, into the path of a tractor-trailer.

RCMP say that eyewitnesses reported that the driver of the semi moved his rig as far to the right as he possibly could to avoid the collision, but the Ford still hit the trailer, and the vehicle went off the highway.

The incident occurred in the vicinity of Irishman's Creek, which is 45 kilometres west of Cranbrook, between Moyie and Yahk.

The driver of the Ford Fiesta died at the scene, police say. His 60-year-old wife was taken to East Kootenay Regional Hospital by ambulance.

The name of the deceased has not been released by RCMP. East Kootenay Traffic Services

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Mount Polley dike completed, investigators move in
 
Area D candidate focuses on infrastructure, water rates
 
Court challenge aims to block new coal terminal
Body of Crystal Ratvay found on Sumas Mountain in Abbotsford
 
Celebrate the Harvest at the Historic Stewart Farm
 
Ten-year sentence in cross-border drug case
BC VIEWS: Science loses ground to superstition
 
Parksville couples appear on reality show
 
Soaring municipal pay criticized in provincial review

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.