Car accident claims life

A man passed away and two were taken to the hospital after a serious automobile collision near Fairmont

A man passed away and two were taken to the hospital after a serious automobile collision near Fairmont Hot Springs on Wednesday, September 9th.

The Columbia Valley RCMP received a call at 4:27 p.m. about an accident near the intersection of Fairmont Creek Road and Highway 93/95, south of Fairmont.

While approaching the highway westbound from Fairmont Creek Road, a 1999 Toyota Avalon, driven by a 79-year-old man with a 45-year-old-male passenger, both from Calgary, failed to yield to a 1995 Honda Civic, being driven by a 29-year-old female from Creston. Unable to stop, the Honda t-boned the driver’s side door of the other vehicle, sending the Toyota across the highway before striking a large sign.

The scene was attended by BC Ambulance, local fire and local police services. All three individuals were taken to the hospital, where  the 79-year-old male was pronounced dead. The RCMP is now assisting the B.C. Coroners Service with the investigation.


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