Sgt. Chad Badry from West Kootenay Traffic Services confirmed that at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Boundary RCMP received a report of a head-on collision on Highway 3, one kilometer east of Midway. (Black Press file photo)

Fatal accident near Midway on Tuesday

The highway was shut down for nine hours while police investigated

A Greenwood man was killed in a head-on crash near Midway Tuesday morning.

Sgt. Chad Badry from West Kootenay Traffic Services confirmed that at 7 a.m. Boundary RCMP received a report of a head-on collision on Highway 3, one kilometer east of Midway.

Upon attending the location, investigators determined that a 30-year-old man from Greenwood was westbound in a Ford

F150 on Highway 3, when he crossed over the center line in a curve in the road.

An oncoming unloaded Western Star logging truck was unable to avoid the collision, resulting in a crash.

The logging truck was driven by a man, 53, also from Greenwood, who was not seriously injured.

The highway was shut down for about nine hours to complete the investigation and clean-up the scene.

The subsequent investigation determined that changing road conditions and speed relative to those conditions were likely contributing factors to the collision.

Boundary RCMP investigators and West Kootenay Traffic Services, in conjunction with the BC Coroners Service, will be working together to determine the cause the collision.

Sgt. Badry is asking for anyone with information about the accident to contact police at 250-354-5180.

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