Mounties investigate third fatal accident in just over 1 week

Grand Forks

2023-12-22 13:29 HNP

Dossier nº Grand Forks RCMP 2023-3596

On December 21, 2023 at 2:16 PM, Grand Forks police were called to another accident, this one at North Fork Road and Coalchute Road in Grand Forks, BC. Upon arrival, paramedics with the BC Ambulance Service and members of the Grand Forks Fire Department were attending to the driver and lone occupant of the vehicle. The female driver, a 57 year old woman from Grand Forks was extricated from the vehicle and taken to local hospital, but unfortunately succumbed to her injuries.

The accident is still under investigation and Mounties have not ruled out speed or alcohol as factors.

This is the major fourth accident in just over a week in the Boundary area that police in both the Grand Forks and Midway Detachments, along with the BC Highway Patrol are investigating.

The first was Sunday evening, December 11th near Greenwood, BC where a 62 year old woman from Grand Forks died as a result of her injuries. Then on December 18th on Hwy 33, just north of Rock Creek, another head on collision claimed the life of a 66 year old man from Grand Forks. The passenger, a 57 year old woman from Grand Forks was taken to Kelowna hospital with serious injuries. 

Grand Forks police are investigating a third event, a single vehicle accident on Phoenix Road that happened around noon on December 20, 2023. A 63 year old man from Greenwood was travelling down when he lost control and went over a steep embankment, pinning him inside his car. The man was eventually removed by the Grand Forks Fire Department and taken to hospital in Grand Forks. Alcohol is suspected to be involved and Mounties are continuing their investigation.

 Single vehicle MVI on Phoenix Rd

"Despite the warmer weather and lack of snow for this time of year, the roads can still be icy and slippery and we want to warn all drivers to drive with care", states Sergeant Darryl Peppler of the Grand Forks RCMP. "We are seeing too many serious and fatal accidents in our Boundary Region and we certainly don't want to see anymore."

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Serg. Darryl Peppler
Chef de détachement
Détachement régional de Grand Forks-Kootenay-Boundary
1608, avenue Central, Grand Forks (C.-B.) V0H 1H0
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