Please note the Trail Times newspaper will be delayed for at least two hours today, Thursday Oct. 8.
The papers are shipped to Trail from Cranbrook and there was a fatal accident near Moyie early this morning.
Thank you for your understanding.
Traffic report from the Cranbrook Daily Townsman:
A horrific accident at Moyie resulted in one fatality, according to witnesses, when a vehicle collided with a logging truck early Thursday morning, Oct. 8.
The head-on collision happened at the entrance of the Owl’s Nest Resort at about 2:22 am.
The highway was shut down in both directions.
Initial reports indicate an eastbound Mitsubishi crossed the centre line and struck the westbound semi-truck. The collision caused a fire and RCMP were able to extinguish the flames.
The driver and sole occupant of the Mitsubishi was killed at the scene. The logging truck driver sustained injuries, but is now at home.
The BC Coroners Service attended the scene and is conducting its own concurrent fact finding investigation to determine what happened. The investigation is ongoing.