Driver dies in single-vehicle crash near Kootenay Lake: RCMP

File photo of police lights. Matt Rourke / The Associated Press

A motorist was killed in the Kootenays this past weekend in a single-vehicle crash near a lake.

Kaslo RCMP say the midnight incident on Sunday happened along Highway 31, near Queens Bay, a former steamboat landing on Kootenay Lake around 40 kilometres northeast of Nelson.

“Upon arrival, first responders attempted lifesaving techniques on both the driver and single passenger,” police said.

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“The passenger was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, while the driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.”

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RCMP say the incident is being investigated.

They also offered their condolences to those affected and thanked witnesses for their assistance at the scene.

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