Fatal Crash East of Cranbrook closes highway

Reports say vehicle was east bound when it struck livestock. The driver lost control and was struck by a west bound commercial vehicle.

  • Oct. 12, 2014 1:00 p.m.

Cranbrook RCMP and Southeast District Traffic Services are currently investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Highway 3/93 Saturday morning. Police were called to the crash, Oct 11 at 5:48 am about 20 km east of Cranbrook. The driver a 44 year old male from Cranbrook died at the scene as a result injuries sustained in the crash.

The vehicle was east bound when it struck livestock on the roadway, the driver lost control and was struck by a west bound commercial vehicle. A small fire erupted but others managed to extinguish it.

Traffic services along with a collision analyst and coroner are on the scene. The highway was remain closed until the scene examination was complete. The estimated opening was mid-afternoon.

Motorists were rerouted along the Wardner/Fort Steele road as a detour.

Any further information can be obtained from the BC Coroner’s Service, 250-356-9253.