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Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident near Balfour

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
Gendarmérie Royale du Canada Services Routiere du Kootenay Ouest

Fatality In Fire That Also Destroys House in Blewett

RCMP_BannerThe Nelson RCMP, B.C. Coroners Service the Blewett, Beasley and Nelson Fire Departments are continuing to investigate the cause of a fire that claimed a life early Sunday morning.

At approximately 4:00 AM a fire was reported in the 3000 block of Fofonow Rd, Blewett. The three fire departments attended to discover the house fully engulfed. They eventually managed to bring the fire under control but not until the house was completely destroyed.

An examination of the scene discovered an individual who had perished in the fire. A positive identification of the person has not yet been established with an autopsy to be conducted in the near future.

No cause of the fire has been determined as yet.

Investigators from the RCMP, Nelson Fire Department and BC Coroners Service are continuing to sift through the rubble at this time in an attempt to determine it’s cause.

Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Leads to Charges


On November 30, 2013, at approximately 9:02 p.m., Trail RCMP were dispatched to a single  vehicle motor vehicle crash involving an automobile on Hwy 3B just south of Fruitvale.

Investigation has revealed that the vehicle was driven by a Linda ENOKSEN 57 years old of the Genelle area with three male passengers when the vehicle failed to negotiate a curve.

The vehicle was traveling east on Hwy 3B when it went off road right and down over an embankment. A male passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene while the driver sustained very serious injuries. The other two passengers received only minor injuries.

After a lengthy investigation Ms. ENOKSEN has been charged with the following.
Sec 255(3)cc – Impaired Causing Death
Sec 255(2)cc – Impaired Causing Bodily Harm
Sec 255(3.1)cc – Driver Over .08 Causing Death
Sec 255(2.1)cc – Driver Over .08 Causing Bodily Harm
Sec 249(4)cc – Dangerous Driving Causing Death
Sec 249(3)cc – Dangerous Driving Causing Bodily Harm

Ms ENOKSEN first appearance is set for January 08, 2015.