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Investigation into Highway 3 fatal collision continues

December 13, 2017 - 2:04 PM

MIDWAY - Boundary RCMP and West Kootenay Traffic Services are investigating a head-on collision resulting in a fatality yesterday.

West Kootenay Traffic and Integrated Road Safety Unity Sgt. Chad Badry said in a press release issued today the collision occurred yesterday morning, Dec. 12, one kilometre east of Midway on Highway 3.

A 30-year-old man driving a Ford F-150 pickup was killed after he crossed the centreline at a curve in the road, striking an oncoming, unloaded Western Star logging truck, driven by a 53-year-old man, also from Greenwood.

The logging truck driver was not seriously injured in the collision.

Highway 3 was shut down for roughly nine hours yesterday as investigators determined contributing factors to the crash to be speed relative to changing road conditions.

Investigators continue their work to determine the cause of the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the West Kootenay Traffic Services at: 250-354-5180.

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