Head-on collision on Hwy 3 near Grand Forks with fatalities

Grand Forks

2017-10-04 11:29 PDT

File # 2017-5482

The Grand Forks RCMP and RCMP West Kootenay Traffic Services attended to a head-on collision on Hwy 3 on Tuesday afternoon, near Grand Forks, resulting in 3 fatalities.

On Tuesday October 3, 2017 at approximately 3:00 pm the Grand Forks RCMP attended to a two vehicle head-on collision, 9 kms West of Grand Forks on Hwy 3. Upon the initial scene examination, investigators have confirmed that a westbound 2012 red Hyundai Tucson with 3 occupants crossed the centre line and collided head-on into an eastbound 1996 green and white Ford pick-up truck with 2 occupants.

The 37 year-old female driver of the Hyundai and the 40 year-old male driver of the Ford truck along with a 37 year-old female passenger in the Hyundai were pronounced deceased at the scene. The two survivors were in critical condition and were airlifted from the area for treatment. The occupants from the SUV were all from Castlegar and the occupants from the truck were from Genelle.

The RCMP West Kootenay Traffic Services and BC Coroner Services are continuing their investigations into the crash.

No further information is available at this time.
 

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Cpl. Dan Moskaluk

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
South East District
1168 Main Street, Penticton B.C. V2A-5E8
Office: 250-770-4754
Cell: 250-863-7433
Fax: 250-492-4851

Email: dan.moskaluk@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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