CRESTON, B.C – Creston mourns the loss of a beloved business owner and community member.

Ralph Casemore, co-owner of Casey’s and a familiar face in Creston was killed in a three-vehicle crash on Monday afternoon north of Pincher Creek, 3,5 hours east of Creston.
Travelling with Casemore was his wife, RDCK Area B director Tanya Wall, who was rushed to hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

On Tuesday afternoon, Aimee Watson, Chair of the RDCK Board of Directors issued a statement.
“We are shocked and saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Ralph Casemore, husband of Electoral Area B Director Tanya Wall and father of Electoral Area C Director Adam Casemore. On behalf of the RDCK Board and staff, we offer our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the families, and to the larger Creston community that is undoubtedly affected by this tragedy. Our thoughts and support are with you during this difficult time.”

Police say the incident occurred around 4:50 PM when the SUV that Wall and Casemore were travelling in collided with a car travelling in the opposite direction on Highway 22.
The driver of the car, a 34-year old man from Leduc, Alta. was pronounced dead on the scene.
Shortly after the initial collision, a semi collided into the car.
Police say speed, and “extremely limited visibility due to weather conditions” could have contributed.

On Tuesday, the stairs of Casey’s in Creston were filled with flowers and condolence letters.