Two-vehicle collision near Keremeos, BC


2023-12-22 08:47 PST

File # 2023-1644

On December 20th, 2023, at approximately 6:10 p.m., BC Highway Patrol and Keremeos RCMP attended to a report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 3A, north of Ollala, BC, involving a Mazda Protege and Toyota Corolla.

Personnel from Fire Rescue, and BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) were also in attendance.

Initial investigation has determined the driver of the Mazda Protege, travelling south, crossed the centre line, resulting in it colliding head-on with an oncoming Toyota Corolla.

The driver and two passengers of the Mazda Protege were transported to hospital with serious life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Toyota Corolla was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The highway has now been re-opened in both directions.

The investigation is currently in its early stages. Potential charges under the Criminal Code and/or BC Motor Vehicle Act have not been ruled out. No further details are available.

Anyone who may have information, including motorists who may have witnessed this collision or have dash cam video is asked to contact BCHP – Keremeos at 250-499-2250.

Released by

Cpl. James Grandy
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Southeast District
Office: 250-460-2398


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