On September 28, 2017 at approximately 1:10 am, Nelson Police Department members responded to a report of a single vehicle accident just east of the Highway 3A/6 and Government Road intersection in Nelson.
A black SUV was travelling eastbound into Nelson and had crossed the westbound lane before colliding with the rock embankment.
The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene by Emergency Health Services and an attending physician.
The highway was closed for several hours as an RCMP Traffic Reconstructionist investigated the scene.
Alcohol is not being considered as a factor in this crash.
The Nelson Police Department, RCMP Traffic Services and the BC Coroners Service continue to investigate the crash.
— TMTV (@TMTVBCTV) September 28, 2017