Fatal vehicle crash in Fruitvale; Coroner to investigate
Police are providing little information about a fatal accident in Fruitvale Thursday, as the Coroner and police investigate the causes of the crash.
The police release in its entirety is as follows:
“On 2016-07-14, at approximately (2 p.m.) a serious motor vehicle crash between a pickup truck and commercial tractor/trailer occurred on Highway 3B at Old Salmo Road in Fruitvale, BC.
“A 26 (year-old) male from Fruitvale, BC succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The driver of the tractor trailer was transported to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail with serious injuries.
“The crash is being investigated by the West Kootenay Traffic Services with the assistance of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement investigator, Trail RCMP and BC Coroner Service.”