Two Castlegar men killed in car crash
Two Castlegar men have died after a vehicular crash this morning, according to RCMP Sgt. Chad Badry.
“Investigators with the Trail RCMP and West Kootenay Traffic Services attended a fatal collision on Highway 22 near Trail,” Badry said in a press release. “On Dec. 15, just after 4 a.m., Trail RCMP received a report of a head-on collision on Hwy 22, just North of Trail.
“Upon attending the location, investigators determined that a 47-year-old man from Castlegar was Northbound in a Honda Accord on Hwy 22 and crossed over the center line in a curve in the road. An oncoming Dodge sedan driven by a 45-year-old male from Castlegar was unable to avoid the collision and they collided head-on.”
Badry said both drivers died at the scene.
“A passenger in the Northbound Honda received serious, but not likely life-threatening injuries,” he added. “The highway was shut down for about five hours to complete the investigation and clean up the scene.”
He said the subsequent investigation determined road conditions were not likely contributing factors to the collision.
“RCMP investigators with West Kootenay Traffic Services in conjunction with the BC Coroner’s Service will be working together to determine the cause of the collision. Anyone with information is asked to contact West Kootenay Traffic Services at 250-354-5180.”