Witnesses sought to fiery Procter-area crash

A 46-year-old man is recovering in Vancouver from serious injuries after a fiery single-vehicle crash on Harrop Procter Road.

A 46-year-old man is recovering in Vancouver from serious injuries after a fiery single-vehicle crash on Harrop Procter Road.

Nelson RCMP along with a forensic collision reconstructionist are investigating the crash that occurred Feb. 11 around 9:30 p.m. just east of the turn off to Sunshine Bay.

The driver suffered life threatening injuries and was transferred to hospital in Vancouver.

The vehicle, a blue 2007 Toyota Rav4, was seen speeding as it headed east toward Procter. It entered a right hand curve, continued straight, caught the north shoulder, lost control and came to rest against a stand of birch trees below the road.

When the vehicle came to rest against the tree, the engine compartment caught fire and the driver was pulled away from the wreckage by a passerby.

The investigation has found that speed was the main factor. Alcohol has been ruled out.

Police are seeking any witnesses who might have seen the vehicle or the driver earlier in the evening. You can contact RCMP at 250-352-2156 or Crime Stoppers.

 

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