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Speed a factor in recent accident

Police were called to a single vehicle collision just before 7 a.m., Dec 7. The crash took place on hwy 93/95 approximately 8 km north of the Premier Lake turnoff.  Three subjects were taken to East Kootenay Regional Hospital with non life threatening injuries.

The road were very slippery at the time, but speed is a factor.  The driver attempted to pass a loaded logging truck and lost control. The vehicle went off road left and down a steep embankment.  Sanding was in progress at the time.

Police, ambulance and Fire Rescue from Canal Flats attended.  Two subjects were pinned in the vehicle and the Jaws of Life were used to free them.

Charges are being considered.

Police would like to remind motorists to drive for the conditions. Please do not take unnecessary risks.  Your family will appreciate you getting home safely.

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