78-year-old driver in Highway 22 accident outside Castlegar dies

The motor vehicle accident that closed Highway 22 on Nov. 20 resulted in a fatality.

RCMP continue to investigate a motor vehicle accident that took place on Highway 22 between Blueberry and Fairview on Nov. 20, after the 78-year-old driver involved passed away. (File photo)

RCMP continue to investigate a motor vehicle accident that took place on Highway 22 between Blueberry and Fairview on Nov. 20, after the 78-year-old driver involved passed away. (File photo)

The motor vehicle accident that closed Highway 22 between Blueberry and Fairview on Nov. 20 has resulted in a fatality.

The 78-year-old driver involved in the collision has died, according to Castlegar RCMP.

“RCMP are continuing to investigate the accident. They have spoken to several witnesses to the crash, and through these interviews and further investigation confirmed that the Nissan Quest was travelling south on Hwy. 22 but had entered the northbound lane,” read a release from the RCMP. “A northbound vehicle was clipped by the Nissan Quest as the driver tried to avoid the head-on collision, and a second vehicle behind her also swerved and avoided being struck. A third vehicle, a white Kia Sportage, was hit head-on. The driver of that vehicle is recovering.”

RCMP are asking anyone who witnessed this accident to contact them at 250-365-7721.