RCMP Report: Police investigating fatal collision near Field

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Golden Field RCMP
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On March 28, 2017 just before 7:30 am the Golden-Field RCMP were advised of a head on collision between two vehicles, a car and semi-truck, on the Trans-Canada Highway approximately 4 km's west of Field, BC.

Emergency crews responded and confirmed that the male driver of the car was deceased. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.

At this time we believe that the passenger car, a White 2 door Infiniti G35, crossed the centre line into the oncoming lane, says Sergeant Rob Haney with the RCMP Trans-Canada East Traffic Services unit.

Police can also confirm that the car had been stolen out of Calgary earlier in the week.

The Trans-Canada Highway was closed for several hours to allow for emergency services to respond and for the investigation to be completed.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision, and have not already spoken to police contact the Golden-Field RCMP at 250-344-2221.

Missing Bag with iPad

The Golden-Field RCMP are continuing to investigate a theft that occurred sometime on March 20, in which it was reported that the victim could not locate her bag which contained an iPad and credit cards.

“We were then advised that whoever had taken the bag attempted to use the credit card to book a trip to Mexico,” says Cst. Spencer Lainchbury with the Golden-Field RCMP.

Anyone with information regarding this theft or any other incidents is asked to contact the Golden-Field RCMP at 250-344-2221 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Assault on Highway 1

A 29 year-old male from Golden is facing assault charges after police were called to a disturbance on March 21, in what police believe to be a road rage incident. Police allege that a confrontation occurred on the Trans-Canada Highway and that one male reportedly shouted racial slurs and spit on another male.

The Golden resident is scheduled to appear in court in Golden on May 30.

Dangerous Hitchhiking

On March 22, the Golden-Field RCMP were called to the Trans-Canada Highway after receiving a report that there was a male jumping out in front of vehicles on the highway in an attempt to hitch a ride.

Police attended and located the male who was warned about the incident, and apologized for his actions. Police did not receive any further complaints.

Items Stolen From Vehicle

Police are investigating after receiving a report that several items were stolen from a vehicle which was parked on Riverglen Drive sometime in the past week.

Group Leaves Restaurant with Open Alcohol

A group of males from Calgary were surprised to receive a ticket for open liquor after police noticed the group exiting their vehicle at a local restaurant with open liquor. The group, who was travelling back to Calgary after celebrating a birthday, missed the two police cars parked in the parking lot of the restaurant and proceeded to exit the vehicle with beer in hand. Under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act, anyone caught with open liquor in public or with open liquor inside a vehicle can be ticketed.

Impaired Driving

A 24 year-old female from Golden had her licence suspended for 90 days on March 26 after police allege that she was driving while impaired by alcohol. Police allege that the female failed two separate roadside alcohol screening device tests. The female also had her vehicle impounded for 30 days.

Speed Offences Increasing with Improved Conditions

With road conditions improving, police are seeing an increase in speed related offences. Police impounded two vehicles for 7 days this week after the drivers were alleged to be travelling 49km/h over the limit while travelling through Golden on March 24 and March 25. The second driver also received a fine for not having a driver’s licence and for driving with alcohol in his body.


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