Crash near Creston causes delays on Highway 3

As of this morning, DriveBC is reporting the highway open to single lane alternating traffic

A single vehicle crash near Creston, resulting in the death of one female, caused highway 3 to shut down between Creston and Yahk, B.C. last night.

As of 6:47 a.m. this morning, DriveBC was reporting the highway open to single lane alternating traffic.

According to RCMP, the collision occurred on Hwy 3, approximately 500 metres east of Walker Bridge, Erikson. At the time of the collision, the SUV, containing one person, was traveling eastbound when the driver lost control of her vehicle for unknown reasons. The vehicle left the roadway to the right and rolled several times before coming to rest in a raging creek bed.

Emergency services were contacted but the female driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Upon investigating the incident, RCMP found the collision to occur at approximately 1:00 a.m. pacific time, and that the driver was traveling East from Surrey, B.C.

For updates on road closures visit DriveBC.ca.

Just Posted

Inquiry begins into West Kootenay RCMP shooting death

Const. Jason Tait faces charges in the 2015 shooting death of Waylon Jesse Edey in Castlegar

Minor injuries in car, semi accident near Greenwood

Road conditions were likely a factor in the Friday morning crash.

VIDEO: Here’s what the B.C. legislature officers are accused of buying

Personal trips, purchases, alcohol and more laid out in 76-page report by Plecas

LETTER: Seniors home care, day programs expanding, Adrian Dix says

B.C. health minister responds to latest Seniors Advocate report

Why film photography is less work (and more fun) than digital

A conversation with Nelson photographers Fred Rosenberg and Thomas Nowaczynski

Nelson tech innovation centre asks city for $50k

New facility will be located in the CPR station building

B.C. woman wins Instagram celebrity’s boob job contest

‘Kirill was here’ held a contest for women to win a boob job and a trip to Miami

Man pulls over to help injured owl, gets hit by SUV

Chase RCMP say owl flew away while they were on scene

New food guide addresses ‘elephant’ in the room – alcohol

Experts welcomed the tougher stance on an issue they say demands a co-ordinated strategy

Cannabis sales up 25% in November as overall retail sales fall 0.9%

Cannabis store sales totalled $54 million in the first full month of legal recreational pot sales

Most Read