BC Coroner identifies victim in fatal MVA in Fruitvale

A fatal accident between a pickup and commercial tractor/trailer occurred Thursday afternoon in Fruitvale.

Update Monday 4 p.m.

The BC Coroners Service has identified the deceased in the fatal accident in Fruitvale on Thursday.

He is Michael Joseph McIsaac, 26, of Fruitvale.

McIsaac was driving his vehicle on Highway 3B just outside of town when a flat-deck semi, coming in the opposite direction, lost its load of crushed cars on a curve.

Some of the debris struck McIsaac’s vehicle causing it to leave the roadway and roll. McIsaac was deceased at the scene.

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Update Monday 2:30 p.m.

The driver of a tractor trailer involved in a fatal accident in Fruitvale on Thursday, has been treated and released from the regional hospital.

Other than this, police are releasing few details while the tragic collision remains under investigation.

A 26-year old Fruitvale man was fatally injured in the vehicle collision, no names are being released at this time.

The accident between a eastbound pickup truck and a westbound commercial tractor/trailer occurred at about 2 p.m. on Highway 3B at Old Salmo Road in Fruitvale.

The young man, who was driving the pickup, succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The driver, who was hauling scrap metal from the Salmo area, was treated and released later that day, Corporal Chad Badry from West Kootenay Traffic services told the Trail Times on Monday.

Further details surrounding the fatal incident are not being released at this time, Badry added.

The crash is still under investigation by the West Kootenay Traffic Services with the assistance of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement investigator, Trail RCMP and BC Coroner Service

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A 26-year old Fruitvale man was fatally injured in a collision on Thursday.

The accident between a pickup truck and commercial tractor/trailer occurred at about 2 p.m. on Highway 3B at Old Salmo Road in Fruitvale.

The young man, who was driving the pickup, succumbed to his injuries at the scene, reported RCMP late Thursday evening.

The driver of the tractor trailer was transported to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail with serious injuries. The crash is being investigated by the West Kootenay Traffic Services with the assistance of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement investigator, Trail RCMP and BC Coroner Service.

More to come.

 

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