Fatal single vehicle crash near Creston

East Kootenay Traffic Services are investigating a fatal single vehicle collision early Wednesday morning on Highway 3 near Creston.

Police say the driver lost control of  her SUV on Highway 3, approximately 500 metres east of Walker Bridge in Erikson..

The vehicle rolled several times before coming to rest in a raging creek bed...so far there's no word on why the collision happened.

The driver, who was travelling east from Surrey was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The incident shut down the highway for several hours.