Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue responded to a head-on fatal collision at Highway 22 and Courtesy Road, according to a press release by Cpt. Grant Tyson.
The call came in at 2:12 p.m., and crews arrived on scene at 2:23 p.m., (two firefighters from Genelle and Five from Trail)
A total of four people were involved in the crash, two of whom had to be extricated with the Jaws of Life.
The three survivors were transported to hospital with serious injuries.
The cause of the crash is under investigation by the RCMP.
Highway 22 is closed, but there is a detour through Genelle. Police request that drivers go very slowly approaching the detour, as flaggers and RCMP members are on the road, which is very slick.