UPDATE: Police have identified the man as 35-year-old Clark Bohmer from Lethbridge. They are still investigating the cause of the accident.
A man is dead after the vehicle he was driving left the highway east of Sparwood yesterday afternoon.
On August 27, at 12:45 p.m, Elk Valley R.C.M.P. and the East Kootenay Traffic Services responded to the report of a single vehicle accident approximately 14 km east of Sparwood on Highway 3. The investigation has revealed that a vehicle hauling a 5th wheel trailer left the roadway, traveled approximately 150 metres in the ditch before coming to rest on it’s side in Alexander Creek.
The driver, and lone occupant of the vehicle, was found to be deceased at the scene of the accident. Sparwood Fire Rescue and the Elk Valley Search and Rescue Swift Water Recovery Team assisted at the scene. Causal factors for the accident are unknown at this time. The accident is being investigated by the East Kootenay Traffic Services. The driver, in his 30’s, is from Alberta. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.