Firefighters, RCMP and emergency services personnel were on the scene of an accident on King Street, north of Cranbrook, Saturday, April 14. The male passenger in the vehicle later succumbed to his injuries. (Mike Turner photo).

Passenger dies of injuries from King Street crash

Cranbrook RCMP Continue to Investigate Fatal Motor Vehicle Incident

Cranbrook RCMP were called to the scene of a collision on King Street near Cranbrook at approximately 3:30 Saturday afternoon, April 14. RCMP got the call that a man was trapped inside the vehicle and that it was on fire.

On arrival, the Cranbrook Fire Department was on scene extinguishing the flames.

Firefighters managed to get the male passenger out of the vehicle to a waiting ambulance where he was transported to hospital. Unfortunately, the passenger later succumbed to his injuries. The female driver of the truck was also transported to hospital where she was treated and released.

Preliminary investigation reveals the truck and its occupants may have been at Elizabeth Lake before heading down King Street where the accident occurred.

Cranbrook RCMP are continuing to investigate this incident and will not speculate at this time as to the cause. Anyone with information, or who may have seen this vehicle leading up to the crash, is asked to contact the RCMP at 250-489-3471 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be relayed via web or text based tips with details on canadiancrimestoppers.org.

Just Posted

Murder suspect appears by video in Cranbrook court

Court will determine on October 10, 2018, when Brandi Morrison of Cranbrook… Continue reading

Third Annual Game Changer Awards celebrate community involvement

The East Kootenay celebrated the giving, dedicated members of their communities at… Continue reading

Ice triumph over Hitmen in home opener

Youth take centre stage as Kootenay explodes for three second-period goals

Organizers reflect on a successful 55 + Games

The 2018 55+ BC Games had Cranbrook and Kimberley, and much of… Continue reading

Randy Tapp running for Cranbrook City Council

Barry Coulter A long-time resident of Cranbrook, well known for his involvement… Continue reading

Video: Flyers new mascot ‘Gritty’ a bearded, googly-eyed terror

The Philadelphia Flyers unveiled their new mascot Monday, and as one would expect of the team that gave us the “Broad Street Bullies,” he’s far from cuddly.

Harvest Moon to light up B.C. skies with an ‘autumn hue’

It’s the first moon after the autumn equinox

Hockey league gets $1.4M for assistance program after Humboldt Broncos crash

Program will help players, families, coaches and volunteers after the shock of the deadly crash

Canada has removed six out of 900 asylum seekers already facing U.S. deportation

Ottawa had said the ‘overwhelming majority’ had been removed

Appeal pipeline decision but consult Indigenous communities, Scheer says

The federal appeals court halted the Trans Mountain expansion last month

B.C. electric vehicle subsidy fund drains faster than expected

Province adds another $10 million to incentive fund

‘I’ll never forgive you:’ Victim impact statements at hearing for Calgary killer

Curtis Healy was found guilty of first-degree murder Friday in the death of Dawns Baptiste.

Man accused of mailing bomb to his brother in B.C. has died

Leon Nepper was found in ‘medical distress’ at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre on Sunday

Most Read