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Tributes to ‘loving father’ killed in Scottish Borders crash

A family have paid tribute to a “loving father” who was killed in a car crash in the Scottish Borders.

Police have named the man killed in the crash on the A1 road on 18 February as Paul Thomas Johnson.

The 31-year-old, from Berwick upon Tweed, died when his Renault Clio was involved in a collision with another vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.

His family said in a statement he will “always be remembered for his sense of humour and big smile”.

Mr Johnson’s family have released a statement in tribute to him.

Police are appealing for information from any witnesses.

It was earlier reported that the collision involved two cars and an HGV.

The road was closed in both directions between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Grantshouse while investigations were carried out.

Our sincere condolences go to the family of the driver at this very sad time. Enquiries into the full circumstances are ongoing.

I’m appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this collision, stopped at the scene or anyone with information which can help with our investigation, to get in touch.

– Sergeant Scott Sneddon of the Road Policing Unit

Charge after hwy crash

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UPDATE: 9:25 a.m.

Vernon RCMP say a driver, who is alleged to have been drinking, is facing penalties under the BC Motor Vehicle Act after a collision on Highway 6 Wednesday night that closed the road for more than two hours and caused a fuel spill. 

On Feb. 15th, at approximately 11 p.m., officers were called to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 6, just east of Aberdeen Road.

“A red Chevrolet pickup truck was headed west when it crossed the centre line and struck an eastbound Kenworth dump truck. The pickup veered off the road and ended up on its roof,” said Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy, RCMP spokesperson.

Noseworthy said the 50-year-old male pickup truck driver was unhurt as were the two men in the dump truck – the driver, 26, and a 49-year-old passenger.

“During the officers interaction with the driver of the pickup at the collision scene, they detected signs of possible alcohol intoxication. As a result a demand was made of the driver to provided samples of his breath roadside,” said Noseworthy. “The man was subsequently issued a three-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition.”

The pickup truck was impounded and the dump truck was towed due to a damaged fuel tank.

Crews from the Ministry of Environment and JPW Road and Bridge were cleaning up to 500 litres of spilled diesel Thursday morning following the crash, said Coldstream Fire Chief Dave Sturgeon.

Police are asking witnesses to the crash to contact the Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

UPDATE: 8:30 a.m.

Crews from the Ministry of Environment and JPW Road and Bridge were cleaning up a big fuel spill Thursday morning following a two-vehicle crash on Highway 6, a kilometre east of Aberdeen Road.

“A gravel truck collided with a pickup truck,” said Coldstream Fire Chief Dave Sturgeon.

Emergency crews were called out just after 11 p.m. and stayed at the scene until 3 a.m. – with the highway closed for over two hours, Sturgeon said.

The pickup rolled over a bank while the gravel truck headed into the high side ditch.

While no one was seriously injured, Sturgeon said the fuel tank on the gravel truck “split open spilling 500 litres of diesel fuel.”

Sturgeon said the contaminated earth will be removed by cleanup crews.

Highway 6 was closed overnight east of Coldstream due to a car crash.

Details of the incident are unknown at this time, but the crash was reported about 11 p.m.

The highway was closed in both directions five kilometres east of Coldstream, DriveBc reports, but traffic was able to detour via Kal Lake Rd. 

The road was reported reopened as of 2 a.m.

Couple believe disabled bay row is driving them out of Peebles

A STROKE victim and his carer wife believe they are being driven out of Peebles following a furious row over a disabled parking bay.
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Photo: Lynella Henke UPDATE 4:38 P.M. Two people have been taken to hospital with minor injuries after their car veered in front of a logging truck on Highway 6, just past Coldstream Ranch on the way to Lavington. A four-door sedan heading eastbound veered to the right shoulder, braked hard and then veered left across the highway, explained Cpl. Spencer Hornoi. It was then broadsided by the logging truck behind it. He said the driver and a passenger in the car were taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital but the logging truck driver was not injured. Police were called in at 2:27 p.m. on Friday. An eye witness to the aftermath said the truck was in a ditch by the railway tracks. The highway is open to alternating traffic, said Hornoi, who added that it will take some time to clean up the scene. It will be a process to unload the logging truck. The load has shifted on the trailer substantially. Photo: Contributed

Cyclists in hit & run

Photo: Contributed UPDATED 2:36 P.M. While the Vernon RCMP are focussing their resources on locating the driver of a truck involved in a double hit and run, Cathy Sunhunter is taking to social media to catch the culprit. On Friday May 6, at 8:10 p.m., Sunhunter’s sister and niece were riding their bikes along Buchanan Road in Coldstream when they were both struck by the same truck. Both were taken to Vernon Jubilee hospital by ambulance. My niece was released from hospital early Saturday morning. My sister was released from hospital Saturday afternoon and is recovering at home. My niece and sister are both local athletes and were training together when the hit and run happened. “My niece, Hannah, just returned recently from the World Junior Women’s Championships (Nordic Skiing) in Romania and is preparing to graduate from Seaton School this year, said Sunhunter. Our family is amazed and can not express how grateful we are that she survived such an impact and after landing in a pile of big rocks. They were hit on a very straight section of Buchanan as they were climbing this hill and staying as far right as possible. They bike Buchanan road all the time, as do many others. Just prior to this hit and run they had a near miss from a car that went by them at high speed driving erratically. The suspect vehicle is described as black, full-size pick-up with darkened windows, a suspension lift kit and dark rims. The gas-powered truck may also have damage to the passenger’s side. Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the truck that fled the scene. If you have any information, call 250-545-7171 or CrimeStoppers. Two cyclists were struck in a hit-and-run collision in Coldstream, Friday night. About 8 p.m., RCMP and BC Ambulance paramedics responded to the 8400 block of Buchanan Road, where the cyclists had been hit. They were thrown from their bikes, which sustained major damage. A 55-year-old Vernon woman sustained a concussion and back injuries in the collision, while her 17-year-old daughter suffered a scraped knee. Both cyclists were taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital for treatment. A dark-coloured, full-size, newer truck is believed to have been involved in the incident. Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the truck that fled the scene. If you have any information, call 250-545-7171 or CrimeStoppers.