March 6, 2017, West Kootenay Traffic Services
On March 5, 2017 a 30 year old male from Nelson was the driver of a Southbound single vehicle that drove off Highway 3A near Balfour, BC. The male was found deceased at the scene several hours after being reported missing by family.
The name of the deceased male is not being released at this time out of respect for the family
and until permission from the Coroner has been given. RCMP members of West Kootenay Traffic and Nelson Detachment in conjunction with the BC Coroner’s Service will be working together to determine the cause of the collision. At this point, road conditions do not appear to be a major contributing factor.
Sgt Chad Badry
West Kootenay Traffic and Integrated Road Safety Unit
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On 2016-12-16 at approximately 1530 hours, an Southbound a grey 2 door coupe lost control on the compact snow and sand as it was legally passing another vehicle coming down Hwy 3B. The 2 door coupe spun around and hit a Northbound 4 Door Sedan head on with the back of the coupe. Continue reading
On 2014-12-16 a 68 year old Trail resident, who was one of the pedestrians, succumbed to her injuries and passed away.
This crash is being investigated by the West Kootenay Traffic Services and alcohol, distracted driving and speed are not factors in this crash. Investigation is continuing.
On November 11, 2014 at 18:53 hours police were dispatched to a fatal motor vehicle accident in Rossland.
When emergency services and police arrived they found pickup truck had rolled down a steep embankment by Hwy 3B and the Centennial Trail. A 24 year old Rossland male was deceased at the scene. The driver and 2 other passengers were taken to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Alcohol and seatbelts are believed to be a contributing factors in the accident. West Kootenay Traffic Services, The Trail Detachment, and the BC Coroners Service continue to investigate.
Out of respect for the family, the name of the deceased is not being released at this time.