Police seeking witnesses for fatal Fruitvale MVA

Police are asking witnesses of last Thursday’s fatal crash in Fruitvale to step forward.

A fatal accident in Fruitvale on Thursday remains under investigation.

A fatal accident in Fruitvale on Thursday remains under investigation.

Witnesses to last Thursday’s fatal crash in Fruitvale are being asked to step forward.

West Kootenay Traffic Services is continuing to investigate the accident between a commercial truck and pick up truck, which resulted in the tragic death of a 26-year old Fruitvale man.

Anyone who may have seen the crash or saw the tractor trailer unit hauling scrap cars prior to the collision on Highway 3B near Old Salmo Road is urged to contact Constable John Rennie at 250.354.5144 or West Kootenay Traffic Services at 250.354.5180.

“The police are still investigating and can not release any further information at this time,” Cpl. Chad Badry told the Trail Times on Thursday.

“We have taken witness statements, but are requesting any other witnesses that may have seen the collision or the involved vehicles immediately preceding the collision,” he added. “We will not make a decision on recommending charges until we have all the available information.”