Princeton emergency crews secure the curling rink parking lot for the helicopter waiting to rush any survivors of the March 7 accident on Hwy #3 to hospital..

Princeton emergency crews secure the curling rink parking lot for the helicopter waiting to rush any survivors of the March 7 accident on Hwy #3 to hospital..

Fatal accident last Monday, still under investigation

A horrific two vehicle collision along Hwy #3 near Princeton on March 7 left a 23 year old man dead and a 23 year old woman iclinging to life.

  • Mar. 15, 2011 8:00 p.m.

A fatal collision occurred 2 km east of Princeton on Highway 3 at approximately 07:30 hours March 7.  A green Pontiac driven by a female was westbound on Highway 3 entering a left-hand curve.  The road was wet with a light covering of snow.  The vehicle lost control and hit the cement barrier on the outside of the curve.  The Pontiac bounced off the barrier crossing over the center line rotating sideways into the path of an oncoming white Hummer.

Deceased is a 23 year old male from North Vancouver (Name not being released).

Injured is a 23 year old female from North Vancouver (Name not being released).  She is in critical condition and was air lifted to Kelowna General hospital.

Also, sustaining minor injuries is a 58 year old Penticton resident (Name not being released).  She was treated and released from the Princeton Hospital.

The investigation is continuing along with the B.C. Coroner’s Service.

Cpl. B. Petersen

South Okanagan Traffic Services Keremeos

250-499-2250