Single-vehicle accident near Nancy Greene junction claims man’s life

A 72-year-old an died yesterday as result of a single vehicle rollover.

A 72-year-old man died Saturday as result of a single vehicle rollover. West Kootenay Traffic Services said that the vehicle, which had two occupants, went off the road five kilometres west of the Nancy Greene junction. The truck slid off the road, rolled and hit a tree after an attempt to overtake a slower vehicle.

Police said the driver was deceased at the scene. The 68-year-old passenger and wife of the driver was taken to Boundary Regional Hospital with minor injuries. The accident occurred at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Cst. Shayne Orr, West Kootenay Traffic Services, said that the RCMP would like to thank the passing vehicles that stopped to help the couple.

Orr also wanted to remind people of the road conditions in the area that can change quickly.

“Please leave plenty of time as you travel towards your holiday destinations so that you and your loved ones make it home safely,” Orr said.

Update: Police today released the names of the couple involved in the fatal accident. The two people involved were long-time Kimberley residents William and Faye Almack.

RCMP said that they were travelling from Kimberley to Kelowna and lost control of the Chevrolet Silverado Pickup.

William was pronounced dead upon emergency service arrival.

Just Posted

Rossland council split on arena fix

Rossland council approves band-aid for arena, while its future is debated

Fruitvale man identified in fatal zipline accident in Thailand

Spencer Donaldson, 25, was from Fruitvale, B.C., the city’s mayor has confirmed

Fruitvale man, 25, dies after falling from zipline in Thailand, reports say

Bangkok Post says man fell from Flight of the Gibbon zipline in Chiang Mai

Facing high regulatory barriers, Kootenay cannabis producers gather for support

Symposium on barriers facing legalization attended by hundreds

U.S. and Canada continue to talk Columbia River Treaty

Katrine Conroy says flood risk and hydro power were topics of discussion

UPDATE: Four victims identified in deadly Penticton shooting spree

John Brittain, 68, faces three counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder

Prince George sweeps to first-ever BC Hockey League crown

Spruce Kings beat Vernon Vipers 3-1 in the Okanagan Wednesday for 13th straight playoff win

Hwang’s first MLS goal lifts Whitecaps to 1-0 win over LAFC

Vancouver picks up first victory of season

Child-proof your windows ahead of warm weather: B.C. expert

Fifteen children were taken to BC Children’s Hospital for falls in 2018

B.C. trucker pleads guilty to lesser charges in fatal Manitoba crash

Gurjant Singh was fined $3,000 and given a one-year driving prohibition.

Study links preschool screen time to behavioural and attention problems

The research looked at more than 2,400 families

More than $100,000 raised for family of professional skier who died near Pemberton

Dave Treadway leaves behind his pregnant wife and two young boys

BC SPCA asks public for donations after puppy caught in trap

The puppy’s medical bills are expected to amount to more than $4,600

B.C. party bus monitors required to watch for booze, drugs on board

New rule in time for grad outings, minister Claire Trevena says

Most Read