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
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
Just after 9AM today (Jan 14,2014) a Chrysler Intrepid slid off the icy North Fork Road and flipped over onto its roof. This happened in the 8300 block of North Fork Road just after the last bend in the road before it meets the Coal Shute / Hardy Mountain intersection.
It was operated by a woman believed to be “in her 60’s”. She was the lone occupant and was extracted by Fire Rescue and transported by Ambulance to the hospital. RCMP also attended and for nearly a half hour traffic had to be managed through the space with emergency vehicles occupying both sides of the road.