On December 5th at 0730 hrs. Cranbrook RCMP and East Kootenay Traffic Services responded to a two vehicle collision about 5 km south of Cranbrook on highway 3/95. A northbound white minivan crossed the center of the road on icy conditions and struck head on with a southbound dumptruck. The driver of the minivan received minor injuries where as the passenger was trapped in the vehicle and died on scene.
The deceased is a 52 yr old female from Creston, BC. The driver of the dump truck was not injured. Early investigations reveal that speeding relative to the road conditions was a factor in this collision.