SUBJECT: Single Vehicle Motor Vehicle Accident – NPD file 2019-3637

At 12:40am on August 16, 2019 Nelson Police Dispatch received a report of a single vehicle motor vehicle incident on Hwy 3A/6 just east of the intersection of Government Rd.  Nelson Police Department, Nelson Fire Rescue Service, BC Ambulance Service and Dr. Nick Sparrow attended the scene.  The male driver and lone occupant of a black Mercedes sedan had lost control of his vehicle resulting in it leaving the highway.   The vehicle rolled over 100 feet down the highway embankment into a wooded area adjacent to the Rosemont pedestrian underpass trail.  The driver suffered minor injuries and was transported to Kootenay Lake Hospital for treatment. Due to the lack of lighting and difficult terrain a recovery of the vehicle will not be performed until daylight and will require temporary closure of the pedestrian trail. Partial closure of the westbound highway lanes above the scene may be required as well.  A quantity of suspected methamphetamine was located inside the vehicle during police search.  Nelson police are continuing to conduct an investigation into the cause of the collision.