Woman hurt in crash at Thrums

RCMP are looking for witnesses to an “horrific” head-on collision on Highway 3A at Thrums last Friday afternoon.

RCMP are looking for witnesses to an “horrific” head-on collision on Highway 3A at Thrums last Friday afternoon.

Around 5:20 p.m., an eastbound 2003 Ford Expedition driven by a 57-year-old Castlegar woman crossed the centre line and struck a westbound 1998 Pontiac Sunfire driven by a 36-year-old Castlegar woman. The Pontiac driver suffered severe injuries, while the driver of the other vehicle wasn’t hurt.

Police are still investigating the cause.

In a news release, Cpl. John Ferguson of West Kootenay Traffic Services asked any witnesses to the crash who have not already spoken to police to contact them.

He thanked the Tarrys Fire Department for their “prompt and professional service,” as well as the motoring public “who were patient while this horrific crash scene was investigated.”

Traffic was delayed for several hours.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.

Just Posted

B.C. declares state of emergency as more than 560 wildfires rage

This is only the fourth state of emergency ever issued during a fire season

Nelson council gives next council a raise

Size of increase disregards advice of appointed committee

Four-storey development slated for Hall-Front intersection in Nelson

Building will be mixed commercial and residential

UPDATE: Search for missing Cranbrook woman enters third day

The search for a Cranbrook woman missing in the Jumbo Pass area is entering its third day.

VIDEO: Monday Roundup: Aug. 13, 2018

The Nelson Star’s weekly news roundup

Liberals look at creating federal holiday to mark legacy of residential schools

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde said day to recognize painful legacy would boost understanding

RCMP deploys officers to help B.C. communities impacted by wildfires

RCMP officers heading to communities particularly within central, northern and southern B.C.

Interim GoFundMe payments approved in Humboldt Broncos crash

$50,000 to be given to each of the 13 survivors and each family of the 16 people who died

B.C. gangster charged after man allegedly beaten with a golf club

Langley man facing aggravated assault charge after incident allegedly involved golf club and machete

Are you Canada’s next Masterchef?

Home cooks looking to follow their cuisine dreams can apply now.

Regional climate adaptation agriculture testing to expand in B.C.

Ottawa funds farm projects to conserve water, remove invasive species

VIDEO: B.C. RCMP officers excel in Amazing Race Canada Heroes Edition

Courtney and Taylor Callens have become the team to beat

‘Can’t erase history’ by tearing down statues, Minister says

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna spoke on the contentious removal of John A. Macdonald

Most Read