The Nakusp RCMP are looking for occupants of a van that crashed last night. (File photo)

The Nakusp RCMP are looking for occupants of a van that crashed last night. (File photo)

UPDATE: Nakusp RCMP locate occupants of van found crashed last night

The incident occurred approximately three kilometres south of the Needles Ferry

  • Apr. 8, 2021 10:20 a.m.

Earlier today, the Nakusp RCMP announced they were looking for the occupants of a vehicle that was abandoned following a serious collision late last night (April 7).

The occupants were later identified and found to be safe and sound.

The crash occurred approximately three kilometres south of the Needles Ferry at the hairpin corner between Watshan Settlement Rd. and Watshan Lake Rd.

“Markings at scene indicate that the van had jumped the concrete barricade and rolled,” said a news release from the detachment.

When the RCMP arrived on the scene after 11:30 p.m., the white, Econoline van was abandoned.

“Given the severity of the collision police are concerned for the well being of the occupant or occupants of the vehicle involved,” said Cpl. Jamie Moffat, detachment commander, in a news release. “We would like to ensure all vehicle occupants have been accounted for and more importantly ascertain their wellness.”

Passing motorists who stopped to assist the occupants have been in touch with the RCMP and reported everyone is okay.

READ MORE: ‘The system failed me’: Nakusp woman, who was unable to walk, fought for months for treatment


 

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