Alcohol suspected factor in fatal MVI near Edgewood

A 38-year-old Edgewood man is dead following a single-vehicle MVI on the Inonoaklin Valley Road early Sunday morning.

A 38-year-old Edgewood man is dead following a single-vehicle MVI on the Inonoaklin Valley Road early Sunday morning.

At about 2:15 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30, Nakusp RCMP responded to the call from a passerby in another vehicle, who reported a white Ford F-350 crashed in the ditch near Ferret South road in the 1200-block of the main valley road.

Members from the Nakusp RCMP, ambulance and Nakusp Volunteer Fire Department attended. When responders arrived at the scene they found the driver and sole occupant had died.

“RCMP investigators believe that alcohol was a factor in the collision and the driver may not have been wearing a seatbelt,” the RCMP said in a statement.

RCMP spokesperson Staff-Sgt. Dan Seibel said police are seeking information from the public to aid them in their investigation. To his knowledge, RCMP are still seeking to determine where the driver had been prior to the crash.

“The investigation into this crash is continuing, including an examination by the RCMP Collision Analyst and British Columbia Coroner Service,” the RCMP stated.

RCMP are not releasing the identity of the driver until family members have been notified.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Cst. Mark Macaulay at the Nakusp RCMP Detachment at 250-265-3677, or to phone CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-TIPS.


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