Fatal MVI near Nelson

Tuesday afternoon West Kootenay Traffic Services reported a fatality in a collision near Nelson.

  • Nov. 15, 2016 11:00 a.m.

West Kootenay Traffic Services reported a fatal collision on Highway 3a near Nelson on Tuesday.

An accident between a car and pickup Tuesday morning resulted in the fatality of one driver.

West Kootenay Traffic Services issued a news release in the afternoon, reporting the fatal collision occurred at 9:42 a.m. on Highway 3a near Nelson. Two vehicles were involved, the driver of the car was transported to the hospital by ambulance but did not survive his injuries.

Occupants of the pick up were reported to have minor injuries.

The highway was closed for four hours and traffic detoured until the scene investigation was completed.

Names are not being released at time pending notification of Next of Kin.

A Collision Reconstructionist was called to determine the on-scene series of events.

Traffic services and the BC Coroners Service are continuing their investigation to determine the cause of the crash.

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