A man has died after being hit by a car near Dicken Road, east of Fernie.
Deseased is a 65 year old Harold Thomas Misener of Banff, Alberta. Misener was reported to be walking down the middle of Highway 3, heading east, when he was hit.
The collision happened at 6:30 a.m. on Friday morning, and the conditions were dark, raining, the highway was wet and there was limited lighting in the area which made it difficult to see. Mr. Misener was also dressed in dark clothing
Prior to the collision witenssses report coming upon Mr. Wisener and having to take avasive action to avoid striking him as he walked into the travel portion of the roadway. One witness stated they were so concerned for the safety of Mr. Wisener that he stopped and spoke with him to move off the travel portion of the highway. RCMP say that Mr. Wisener continued to walk along the shoulder and onto the travel portion of the roadway and was eventually struck by a northeastbound car.
Mr. Wisener is believed to have died instantly from injuries sustaned as a result of the impact. The driver of the car involved remained on the scene and is cooperating with police. East Kootenay Traffic Services continues to investigate and alchohol is not suspected.