Multiple car accidents reported in the Elk Valley

On Jan. 7, at approximately 5:05 p.m., a motor vehicle collision on Highway 43, causing the death of an Elkford man.

On Jan. 7, at approximately 5:05 p.m., a motor vehicle collision on Highway 43  resulted in an 87-year-old man from Elkford being pronounced dead on scene.

While the RCMP and the BC Coroner’s Services are investigating the matter, the fatal accident involved a Hyundai Accent that was heading northbound on the highway and a southbound commercial flatdeck vehicle. The Accent lost control and entered the oncoming traffic lane where it struck the flatdeck.

It is believed that not driving in accordance with seasonal conditions is a factor in the collision.

On Saturday evening, a three vehicle motor incident occurred on the 1200 block of the Crowsnest highway, in the Hosmer area.

A young female driver was airlifted to Foothills Hospital in Calgary. The last confirmed report stated that she was in critical condition.

Another driver was taken to the Fernie Hospital, and was released that evening. The passengers in the third car were uninjured.

The RCMP are currently investigating the accident.

“The file right now is still under investigation,” said SGT Will Thien of the Elk Valley RCMP. “We are not pointing fingers. We are still collecting evidence.”

“At this point in the investigation, we have to continue and take a look at the all of the information data that is in and then we are going to have to decide if there is any criminality here or not.”