Traffic fatality still unresolved

Kyra Hoggan
By Kyra Hoggan
November 24th, 2009

Police are still investigating the cause of a traffic fatality that brought rush hour traffic to a screeching halt for hours Nov. 20 on Hwy. 3A near Thrums.
They have identified 62-year-old Brian William Chernoff of Castlegar as the victim, who was killed after stepping in front of a semi-tractor-trailer at roughly 3:30 p.m.
Alcohol and speed are not factors in this crash, according to West Kootenay Traffic Services Cpl. John Ferguson. Ferguson was unwilling to comment further on the cause of the incident until the investigation is complete.


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