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Posted: June 7, 2022

Three killed in Highway 3 crash Monday

A serious collision on Monday afternoon (June 6) that claimed the lives of three persons is now being investigated by the Elk Valley RCMP, in consultation the BC Coroners Service.

On June 6, just after 2:30 p.m., Elk Valley RCMP and Sparwood Fire Rescue responded to a serious collision on Highway 3 east of Sparwood.

The investigation revealed a westbound SUV was attempting to pass other vehicles when it collided head-on with an eastbound commercial tractor trailer.

“The collision flipped the white full sized SUV, which then caught fire almost immediately,” explained BC RCMP Division Media Relations Officer Sgt. Chris Manseau.

“Quick acting witnesses on scene rescued the commercial truck driver from his vehicle before the fire quickly consumed both the vehicles. The SUV was later determined to have three deceased occupants in it.

Elk Valley RCMP want to thank all witnesses and bystanders who assisted in the removal of the driver, and assisted with the investigation prior to the RCMP’s arrival on scene.

The Elk Valley RCMP and the BC Coroner Service continue to investigate this collision.

No further information is available at this time.

Elk Valley RCMP

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