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Two fatalities in highway collision near Salmo

RCMP responded to a head-on collision near Salmo shortly after 3 p.m. Monday

On March 4, 2019 at approximately 3:20 p.m., police and emergency services responded to a head-on collision on Highway 3 on the Bombi Pass near Salmo.

Upon arrival it was determined that two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision and police can confirm two fatalities at this time, Cpl. Mike Halskov reported in a media release Monday afternoon.

The investigation is in the early stages and information is limited at this time, he stated.

“The highway will remain closed in both directions as West Kootenay Traffic Services, South East District Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service and the BC Coroners’ Service investigate this collision.”

Motorists are asked to monitor DriveBC.ca for updates.

Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to call West Kootenay Traffic Services in Nelson and quote file number 2019-989.

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