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Three injured in Wasa crash
On August 13, 2013, police were dispatched to a crash on highway 93/95 near Wasa. Two vehicles and three persons were involved; two were taken to East Kootenay Regional Hospital by ambulance. A female passenger was airlifted from the scene by STARS.
The crash which occurred just before 10 a.m. was attended by Kimberley RCMP, East Kootenay Traffic Services, BC Ambulance, Kimberley Fire Dept Road Rescue and STARS. On scene investigation found a one-ton dump truck pulled onto the highway from the Village of Wasa and proceeded north. A northbound vehicle (minivan) came up on the truck several hundred meters north of the intersection and struck the rear left corner forcing it into the ditch.
The female passenger of the van was extricated by Kimberley Fire Dept Road Rescue and airlifted from the scene. Her injuries although serious are not life threatening.
East Kootenay Traffic Services is currently conducting the investigation and a Collision Reconstructionist has done a forensic scene examination.