Crescent Valley man dead after car accident
A Crescent Valley man is dead after a car crash yesterday, according to RCMP Sgt. John Ferguson.
“On July 7, at 6:30 p.m., the Nelson RCMP Detachment and West Kootenay Traffic Services responded to a report of a single vehicle roll over crash on Highway 6, north of Crescent Valley. On attendance, investigation revealed a lone occupant driving an uninsured white Dodge pickup had lost control of his vehicle and went into the oncoming lane and rolled twice, trapping the lone occupant.
“On police attendance, the driver, a 28-year-old Crescent Valley male, was pronounced deceased. With the assistance of the Tarrys and Passmore Fire Departments, the occupant of the vehicle was removed.
“Possible casual factors for this crash (are) speed, alcohol and no seatbelts.
“The RCMP would like to thank the dedication of the two local fire departments, who went beyond (the call of duty) to assist the police in this crash.
“The BC Coroner Service and West Kootenay Traffic Services are continuing to investigate this crash.”