Investigators with the Trail RCMP and West Kootenay Traffic Services attended a fatal collision on Highway 22 near Trail, BC early Friday morning. (Black Press file photo)

UPDATE: Two Castlegar men killed in early morning MVI

The two-vehicle accident happened just after 4 a.m. Friday between Oasis and Birchbank

UPDATE: 1:50 p.m. West Kootenay Traffic Services report two fatalities at early morning MVI

Two men from Castlegar, both in their forties, died at the scene of a two-car accident early Friday morning.

The incident happened just north of Trail between Oasis and the Birchbank Golf Course.

Police report the Trail RCMP received the call of a head-on just after 4 a.m.

”Upon attending the location, investigators determined that a 47-year-old man from Castlegar was northbound in a Honda Accord on Highway 22 and crossed over the center line in a curve in the road,” reported Sgt. Chad Badry from the West Kootenay Traffic and Integrated Road Safety Unit.

“An oncoming Dodge sedan driven by a 45-year-old male from Castlegar was unable to avoid the collision and they collided head-on. Unfortunately, both drivers died at the scene.”

A passenger in the northbound Honda received serious, but not likely life-threatening injuries.

The highway was shut down for about five hours to complete the investigation and clean-up the scene.

Badry said the subsequent investigation determined road conditions were not likely contributing factors to the collision.

RCMP investigators with West Kootenay Traffic Services in conjunction with the BC Coroners Service will be working together to determine the cause of the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Kootenay Traffic Services at 250-354-5180.

****************************************************************************************************************

UPDATE at 10:45 a.m.: Highway 22 is now open in both directions

DriveBC has confirmed, “Road re-opened eight kilometres north of Junction with Highway 3B in Trail,” at 10:03 a.m.

More to come, awaiting release from West Kootenay Traffic Services

******************************************************************************************************************

Highway 22 remains closed in both directions due to a vehicle accident, advises DriveBC.

The estimated time of re-opening is 9:30 a.m.

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue issued a release early Friday reporting that five firefighters from Company No. 4 (Trail) received the 9-1-1 just after 4 a.m.

The two vehicle MVI occurred between Oasis and the Birchbank Golf Course.

The accident is under investigation by West Kootenay Traffic Services.

More to come …

Just Posted

Peppered Pig slays the Dragon

The competition on Wednesday night at Prince Charles Theatre featured five local business owners vying for a $1,000 gift certificate from Creston Save-On-Foods.

A photography hobby becomes a business

Lit Photo/Video is on a mission to capture the most striking images and video to showcase the beauty of everything in the Kootenays.

The politics of fear

In a chat with my boss earlier this week I told him that for the first time in my career I am actually wondering about my personal safety.

VIDEO: This is what buying legal pot in B.C. looks like

Take a look inside B.C.’s first and only legal pot shop located in Kamloops

Watch your mailbox for info on Fire Hall Project Referendum

The newsletter provides a chart that shows the estimated tax amount a household would pay based on the assessed value of their property.

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

B.C. passenger caught smoking weed in a car issued $230 fine

Saanich police did a field sobriety test on the driver and deemed it safe for him to drive

Payette invites critics to ‘come and spend a few days’ with her

Governor General Julie Payette made her first official to B.C. back in March

More pot stores expected in B.C. in coming ‘weeks and months’: attorney general

Attorney General David Eby and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth visited the new BC Cannabis Store in the province’s Interior

Telus launches charitable foundation to help vulnerable youth

The Telus Friendly Future Foundation complements other social initiatives by the company, including Mobility for Good

Police say suspicious death of B.C. artist ruled a homicide

Patrick Zube Aylward’s body was found in a residence on a rural road outside of Seton Portage, west of Lillooet, B.C.

Temporary roads being built in areas affected by landslide in northern B.C.

Emergency Management BC news release says Disaster Financial Assistance is available to eligible residents of the Peace River Regional District who may have been affected by the landslides

B.C. tickets win big in Lotto Max draw

Jackpot carried over; B.C. tickets share Max Millions prizes

Most Read