BCHP – Cranbrook investigates fatal collision

Elk Valley, BC Highway Patrol

2024-01-24 13:14 PST

File # 2024-168

On January 17th, 2024 at approximately 4:20 PM MST, members of Elk Valley RCMP and BC Highway Patrol in the Kootenays, responded to a report of a serious collision near the junction of Highway 3 and Highway 93. Two pedestrians associated to an unrelated motor vehicle collision were significantly injured after they were struck by a passing vehicle.

Although Elko Fire Department and BC Ambulance Service provided lifesaving efforts, a 28-year-old male from Alberta succumbed to his injuries. A 24-year old Alberta male was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He has since been released.

The driver involved in the collision remained on scene. The fatal collision, which caused a highway closure of several hours, is currently under investigation by BC Highway Patrol in Cranbrook.

BC Highway Patrol is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the collision, events leading up to the collision, or anyone who may have dashcam footage to please contact BC Highway Patrol at 250-420-4244 and refer to file number 2024-168.  

BC Highway Patrol

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Cpl. Melissa Jongema

Media Relations Officer
BC Highway Patrol
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3
Office: 778-290-5761

Email: E_BCHP_Media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
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