BC Coroner identifies Salmo man killed in crash

Rudolf Seeser was the driver and sole occupant of an eastbound van that collided with a westbound SUV near Salmo.

The 82-year-old Salmo man killed in a motor vehicle incident near Salmo on December 19 has been identified by the BC Coroner Service as Rudolf Seeser.

Seeser was the driver and sole occupant of an eastbound van, which was in a collision with a westbound SUV on Highway 3, about three kilometres west of Salmo at about 8 a.m. on December 19.

The lone occupant of the eastbound vehicle, a 50-year-old Salmo woman, was transported to hospital in Trail with what police described as “minor injuries.”

However, family and friends disputed that characterization, saying she has a broken clavicle, broken vertebrae that will require three months rehabilitation, broken ribs, and extensive bruising.

Road conditions were noted to be extremely poor at the time of the accident. Seeser died at the scene.

The BC Coroners Service and RCMP Traffic Services continue to investigate this death.

Seeser’s family has been notified.

 

Just Posted

Nelson recreation task force releases report

The document suggests 26 changes to local recreation

Snow, rain and wind to hit Kootenay Pass over weekend: forecast

Environment Canada is calling for varying weather across the Kootenays this weekend

UPDATED: Hydro lines down near Moyie

Hydro lines affecting traffic on Highway 3 south of Moyie.

Selkirk College faces housing crunch

Nelson campus aims to add 50 new units for students

All three victims identified in Fernie arena ammonia leak

Wayne Hornquist and Lloyd Smith were from Fernie and Jason Podloski from Turner Valley, Alta

VIDEO: Sears liquidation sales continue across B.C.

Sales are expected to continue into the New Year

LETTER: Taken aback by Greyhound’s proposed cut

From readers Yvon Gauthier and Denise Seguin

COLUMN: The unhushable ones

Anne DeGrace on librarians as defenders of facts in the ‘post truth’ age

Crawford Bay celebrates new playground

A grand opening for the renovated site is set for Sunday afternoon

Nelson Leafs edged on late OT goal in Kimberley

The Leafs fell 2-1 for the second time this season against the Dynamiters

COLUMN: Questions about logging in Nelson’s water supply

Councillor Valerie Warmington reports on harvesting plans for Selous Creek

Nelson’s Hellman second at university tournament

Hellman finished just two strokes from the top at the event in Washington State

Justin Timberlake invited back to Super Bowl halftime show

A ‘wardrobe malfunction’ with Janet Jackson caused a national controversy during his last appearance

A scary box office weekend for everyone but Tyler Perry

‘Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’ scared up a healthy $21.7 million in its first weekend in theatres

Most Read