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Two die after pickup goes off Cape Horn bluffs

By Nelson Star staff

Two people are dead following a single-vehicle crash on Highway 6 north of Slocan City last night around the Cape Horn bluffs.

West Kootenay Traffic Services says it happened around 7:30 p.m.

A pick-up truck with two people in it missed a curve and went into a pull out and about 100 meters down an embankment.

The vehicle was engulfed in flames. Two unidentified bodies were recovered from the wreckage.

RCMP Cpl. John Ferguson says the pair was not local but it may take some time to confirm their identities.

“We have to ascertain whose vehicle it is, where were they coming from, was it them, and then find next of kin,” he said, adding DNA testing may be required.

The road was covered with snow and it was snowing heavily at the time, Ferguson said. There were no witnesses to the crash and it's not clear exactly what happened.

The highway was not closed, but emergency crews were on the scene for about six hours.

 

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