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Collision near city claims woman’s life

On December 5th at 7:30 a.m.,  Cranbrook RCMP and East Kootenay Traffic Services responded to a two vehicle collision about 5 km south of Cranbrook on highway 3/95.

A northbound white mini-van crossed the center of the road on icy conditions and struck head on with a southbound dumptruck.   The driver of the min-van received minor injuries where as the passenger was trapped in the vehicle and died on scene.

The deceased is a 52 yr old female from Creston, BC.  The driver of the dump truck was  not injured.  Early investigations reveal that speeding relative to the road conditions was a factor in this collision.

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