Columbia Valley Pioneer Staff

A head-on collision on Highway 93 claimed the lives of two people on June. 29.

Columbia Valley RCMP and emergency first responders attended to a report of a collision involving two passenger vehicles near Dolly Varden at 2:30 p.m.

An initial investigation determined that a car travelling westbound crossed the centre line into oncoming traffic. The driver of an oncoming SUV was unable to avoid colliding with the car, resulting in a head-on collision between both vehicles. 

“Tragically, the two occupants of the car were pronounced deceased at the scene,” said RCMP media relations officer Cpl. James Grandy.

The three occupants of the SUV were taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries, Grandy noted.

The highway was closed during the investigation and re-opened later that evening.

Columbia Valley RCMP,  BC Highway Patrol, and the BC Coroners Service continue to investigate. No further details regarding the occupants of the vehicles are being released at this time.