Woman dies in Winlaw crash
A woman has died in Winlaw after an accident last night, according to West Kootenay Traffic Services Cpl. John Ferguson.
“On Aug. 14 at 11:08 p.m. the Slocan RCMP and the West Kootenay Traffic Services attended the 5900 block of Highway 6, Winlaw on a pedestrian fatality,” Ferguson said.
“Investigation has revealed that a loaded Super B semi trailer was south bound on Highway 6 and struck a 35-year-old female who was standing on the roadway. The area had no artificial light and the female was dressed in dark clothes.
“The name of the deceased will not be released until all of the (next of kin) have been notified and at that time the BC Coroner may release the name.
“If anyone witnessed a female hitchhiking between Playmore Junction Highway 3 and 6 and Winlaw around the time of 10:30 – 11 p.m., please contact the WKTS.
“The BC Coroner and West Kootenay Traffic Services are continuing to investigate this fatal crash.”