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One person dead in single-vehicle accident north of New Denver

Police said the New Denver man was pronounce deceased at the scene.

RCMP is reporting a 62-year-old local man died in a single vehicle accident Sunday afternoon on Highway 6 north of New Denver.

RCMP said in a media release Monday, that Slocan Lake Detachment and West Kootenay Traffic Services responded to a single vehicle crash on Highway 6.

“On Sunday, September 22, 2019, at approximately 1:52 pm, RCMP members of the West Kootenay Traffic Services along with South Slocan Detachment attended to a single vehicle crash on Highway 6 North of New Denver,” the media release said.

“The investigators have completed a preliminary investigation and found the vehicle, a Chevrolet Corvette, was headed north on Highway 6 driving aggressively and at a high rate of speed.

“The driver lost control on a right hand curve,” RCMP added. “The vehicle went off road right and then across the oncoming lanes to rest off-road left.”

Police said the New Denver man was pronounce deceased at the scene.

RCMP said the highway was closed for several hours while police and the Coroner's service completed their scene examination and the vehicle was removed.

RCMP will be working with the Coroner to determine if there were any other factors that contributed to the crash. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call West Kootenay Traffic Services.