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Posted: October 16, 2021

Fatal collision in KNP under investigation

During the morning of October 13, Columbia Valley RCMP received a report of a motor vehicle collision between a passenger vehicle and a commercial vehicle located on Highway 93 near Numa Falls in Kootenay National Park (KNP).

Front-line officers and other emergency services attended the scene. The driver of the passenger vehicle, a 79-year-old man, was found deceased at scene. One passenger was cared for by first responders at scene and taken to hospital. The injuries to the passenger are non-life threatening.

Factors that led to this single vehicle collision are still under investigation.

The BC Coroners Service attended the scene and is conducting a parallel fact-finding investigation to confirm cause of death. No further information about the identity of the deceased will be released.

Highway 93 has since been re-opened to the public.

Any witnesses to the incident, or any persons who may have dash cam footage of the collision or video that precedes the collision, are asked to contact the Columbia Valley RCMP at 250-342-9292.


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