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32-year-old man killed in vehicle accident, Highway 3 closed west of Keremeos, B.C.

A section of Highway 3 between Hedley and Keremeos, B.C. was closed on Sun. Feb. 27, 2022 after a motor vehicle accident that left a 32-year-old man dead, and another passenger injured. Global News

The Mounties are investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident that killed a 32-year-old man on Highway 3 west of Keremeos, B.C. on Sunday morning.

A 38-year-old passenger also suffered serious injuries and was taken to the nearest hospital, police said in a news release.

The incident took place around 4 a.m. on a section of Highway 3 between Hedley and Keremeos, two communities east of Princeton in B.C.’s Southern Interior.

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Officers arrived to find the driver dead, ejected from the vehicle, and the cause of the collision is still unknown.

Highway 3 has been closed in both directions between Colonial and Ashnola roads as BC Highway Patrol officers, a collision analyst and reconstructionist complete their work.

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Updates on the status of the highway are available on DriveBC’s website.

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