Two fatalities in collision near Jaffray

Highway remains closed as RCMP and B.C. Coroners Service investigate the incident.

  • Oct. 6, 2015 8:00 a.m.

Two people died following a two-vehicle motor collision that occurred on Highway 3/93 near Jaffray on Monday afternoon.

The incident involved a westbound 2014 Toyota Matrix that drifted out of the single lane of westbound travel into the path of a eastbound 2007 Dodge Dakota pickup truck.

The driver of the Dodge truck attempted to avoid the collision by pulling over to the shoulder of the highway, but a head-on collision still occurred. The Dodge driver, a 77 year old man, suffered serious, but non life-threatening injuries.

He was transported to Calgary by STARS air ambulance to receive treatment for his injuries.

Highway 3/93 remains closed at this time, while police and the B.C. Coroners Service investigate.

Traffic is being re-routed on a secondary roadway.