One person had to be airlifted to hospital after a major traffic accident closed Hwy. 3 near Hedley for several hours on April 25.

Accident closes Highway 3

A severe motor vehicle accident closed Hwy. 3 near Hedley for several hours Saturday.

UPDATE: Hwy. 3 reopened to alternating traffic at about 12:30 p.m.

A severe motor vehicle accident closed Hwy. 3 near Hedley for several hours Saturday.

The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. on April 25, when a pickup truck collided with a what is believed to be a minivan about three to five kilometres south of Hedley.

The remains of the minivan involved in the mva are barely recognizable.

Both occupants of the pickup truck were injured, but not as severely as the lone occupant of the minivan, which rolled down a fifteen foot embankment, settling in a field next to the Similkameen river.

Crews from the Keremeos Fire Department used the jaws of life on both vehicles, but a witness on scene reports  that it took over an hour to remove the driver of the minivan from the remains of his vehicle.

The minivan driver was then airlifted to either Kelowna or Vancouver by an waiting air ambulance that landed in the middle of the highway.

Both lanes of the highway remain closed at the time of this report, while RCMP traffic analysts investigate the scene. It is expected to be reopened soon to alternating traffic.

Just Posted

Ninety-one-year-old Princeton woman votes from the cab of a Ford F-150

Angela Maynard was only ten years old when women in Canada were… Continue reading

Town taps emergency funds to repair museum roof

The municipality is tapping emergency funds to repair the roof of the… Continue reading

Many memories tied to Princeton’s founding family

Art Martens livingsignificantly.ca When four Elders from the Lower Similkameen Indian Band… Continue reading

Grey, damp, warm week ahead in Okanagan, Shuswap, Columbia

Environment Canada calling for clouds and showers, and warm temperatures, throughout the area

Princeton woman honored for helping make town inclusive

“I believe everyone should be included and supported and able to contribute.”… Continue reading

Election 2019: Robert Mellalieu — Green Party candidate for Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola

Robert Mellalieu is running for the Green Party in Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola

BC Ferries sees steady traffic of post-Thanksgiving weekend travellers

Ferries filling up fast, sailing waits at some terminals

‘Save the kids!’ Dorian survivor tells the harrowing story of his Canadian wife’s death

Family held a funeral and placed Alishia Liolli’s remains in a niche at a cemetery in Windsor, Ont.

Heiltsuk Nation open first Big House in 120 years in northern B.C.

Opening means the community now has an appropriate space for spiritual and ceremonial events

Singh says NDP would form coalition with the Liberals to stop Tories

Singh was in a Liberal-held riding Sunday afternoon in Surrey where he was pressed about his post-election intentions

‘My heart goes out to the mother’: B.C. dad reacts to stabbing death of Ontario boy

Carson Crimeni, who was also 14, was bullied relentlessly, his dad says

BC Ferries filling up fast with post-Thanksgiving weekend travellers

Monday anticipated to be busiest day of the weekend

Morning Start: How old is the Canadian Thanksgiving tradition?

Your morning start for Monday, October 14th, 2019

‘Wham-bam out the door’: Surrey man’s front yard left ruined by scamming landscaper

Resident warns neighbours to be careful of door-to-door salesmen

Most Read