Fatal collision Friday on Highway 3A near Thrums

West Kootenay Traffic Services and the BC Coroners Service continue to investigate Friday morning's fatal crash on Highway 3A near Thrums.

 RCMP  were called to the head on collision just before 10 in the morning.

According to investigators, a westbound car crossed over the centre line and collided head on with an eastbound tractor trailer unit.

Following the collision both vehicles went over a steep embankment.

The 71 year old female driver of the car was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the tractor trailer wasn't seriously injured.

The location of the crash made the investigation and recovery difficult resulting in a lengthy highway closure. 

Anyone with information is asked to call West Kootenay Traffic Services.