Collision near city claims woman’s life
On December 5th at 7:30 a.m., Cranbrook RCMP and East Kootenay Traffic Services responded to a two vehicle collision about 5 km south of Cranbrook on highway 3/95.
A northbound white mini-van crossed the center of the road on icy conditions and struck head on with a southbound dumptruck. The driver of the min-van received minor injuries where as the passenger was trapped in the vehicle and died on scene.
The deceased is a 52 yr old female from Creston, BC. The driver of the dump truck was not injured. Early investigations reveal that speeding relative to the road conditions was a factor in this collision.