Accident closes Highway 6

Highway 6 east of Lumby is now re-opened following a serious accident

  • May. 17, 2017 1:30 p.m.

Two people were sent to hospital after a motor vehicle accident near Lumby.

Emergency personnel were called to a two-vehicle crash eight kilometres east of Lumby Wednesday at 12:45 p.m.

“Investigators determined that a 2013 grey pickup truck driven by a male in his 80s, was heading westbound and may have been attempting to pass vehicles in the area of a sweeping right-hand curve,” said Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.

“The truck was in the opposing lane when it struck an eastbound 2012 white Toyota Prius driven by a woman in her 60s. Both drivers and lone occupants of the vehicles are from the Lumby area.”

The male driver was injured in the crash while the woman suffered life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to hospital.

Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to call the RCMP at 250-545-7171.

 

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