Collision results in fatality

A collision between a truck and a car in East Trail Tuesday afternoon has resulted in the death of one of the passengers.

A collision between a truck and a car in East Trail Tuesday afternoon has resulted in the death of one of the passengers.

Trail and Greater District RCMP responded to a report of an accident Tuesday afternoon at around 5:40 p.m. in the intersection at the east end of the Trail bridge. The incident, involving a car with two occupants and a truck, occurred at the corner of Bailey Street and Second Avenue.

Both occupants of the car were sent to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

RCMP released an update Thursday, reporting that the passenger in the car had later died from their injuries.

No information as to the identities of the parties involved in the crash are being released at this time.

“With any traffic fatality the coroner investigates and we hand the case over to West Kootenay Traffic Services,” said acting Sgt., Dave Johnson, of the Trail detachment. “We’re waiting to hear from them how they want to handle the release of any further information.”

The police are requesting assistance from the public in this matter, asking that anyone who might have witnessed the collision contact them at (250) 364-2566.

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