Head-on-crash claims Trail man

Police have identified a 44-year-old Trail man who was killed in a head-on collision about seven kilometres south of Castlegar last week.

Police have identified a 44-year-old Trail man who was killed in a head-on collision about seven kilometres south of Castlegar last week.

Mark Donald Perry was traveling on Highway 22 in a red 1997 Honda when he crossed into the incoming lane just after 5p.m. Thursday and hit the driver of a 2009 Dodge pick-up truck head on.

“The driver of the truck suffered non life-threatening injuries and Mr. Perry died at the scene as a result of his injuries from the crash,” Cpl. John Ferguson of the West Kootenay Traffic Service said in a release.

The highway was closed for about four following the collision.

If anyone witnessed the accident, they are asked to contact the West Kootenay Traffic Services unit at 250-354-5183.