By Pioneer Staff
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An accident involving a passenger car and a commercial vehicle occurred on the morning of Oct. 13 near Numa Falls in Kootenay National Park.

RCMP and other emergency personnel on the scene confirmed the death of the passenger vehicle’s driver, a 79-year-old man. First responders at the scene of the accident gave first aid to one other passenger, who was then transported to hospital, and whose injuries were not life-threatening, according to a press release from the Columbia Valley RCMP.

An investigation is still ongoing to determine the cause of the collision. The B.C. Coroners Service is investigating to determine the cause of death in the fatal accident.

Columbia Valley RCMP is asking witnesses to the incident, or anyone who may have dashcam footage of the collision, or video that preceded the collision, to reach out to them at 250-342-9292.