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Posted: November 18, 2020

Sparwood man killed in Nov. 8 crash

Elk Valley RCMP reports that a 51-year-old Sparwood man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Nov. 8 east of town.

Elk Valley RCMP, Sparwood Fire Department and BC Ambulance Service responded to a two-vehicle motor vehicle accident on Highway 3, east of Sparwood, involving a SUV and semi-tractor/trailer. The driver of the SUV succumbed to his injuries later at the Fernie Hospital.

The driver was the lone occupant of the SUV.

The driver of the semi tractor/trailer received minor injuries however was in the hospital overnight.

ā€œInvestigation by the Elk Valley members determined the SUV suddenly crossed the centre line into the path of the oncoming semi tractor/trailer. The driver of the semi-tractor/trailer was unable to avoid the collision,ā€ said A/Cpl. Debra Katerenchuk of Elk Valley RCMP.

Police did not release the name of the deceased.


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