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Police seek witnesses to fatal MVI near Thrums Saturday

A local woman has died after a head-on collision near Thrums Saturday, According to RCMP West Kootenay Traffic Services Sgt. Chad Badry.

Badry said police responded to a call just after 3 p.m.

"A Toyota Corolla and a Mazda Protege collided after the Corolla crossed the centre line," Badry said, adding the driver of the Corolla, an elderly local woman, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Badry said the two occupants of the Protege were sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

He said police do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash, but they are still investigating the cause of the collision. Police ask any witnesses to contact RCMP (the Castlegar detachment non-emergency number is 250-365-7721) to assist in the investigation.