The Revelstoke RCMP responded to a fatal truck incident Jan. 20 at around 7:40 p.m. (File photo)

Alberta man dies in vehicle incident on Trans Canada Highway

The collision occurred Jan. 20, closing the highway east of Revelstoke till 1:30 a.m.

A driver from Alberta has died in an accident between his truck and a semi.

Around 7:40 p.m. on Jan. 20, the RCMP, BC Ambulance Service and Revelstoke Fire Rescue responded to the collision approximately 35 km east of Revelstoke on the Trans-Canada Highway.

The driver of the truck died at the scene, despite witnesses attempting first aid. The driver of the semi was transported to the Revelstoke hospital with serious neck injuries.

“Through the course of the investigation it was determined that the passenger truck had struck another tractor trailer vehicle approximately 1 km earlier and then went head on into the second tractor trailer,” said Staff Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky in a media release. “Alcohol may have been a factor.”

According to the news release the road conditions were rated as “good winter driving” at the time with temperatures at approximately -5 Celsius with clear roads and excellent visibility.

The highway was closed until the investigation concluded and the vehicles could be removed. It was open again at around 1:30 a.m.


 

@RevelstokeRevue
editor@revelstoketimesreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

RCMP

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Upcoming contruction planned for Revelstoke Schools

Further upgrades at Columbia Park Elementary and playground review at Arrow Heights Elementary

Cougar caught on camera in Lake Country

A Lake Country resident caught a cougar prowling near their home

West Kelowna man charged in relation to cannabis grow robbery in Sicamous

Two suspects remain at large; police believe they left the robbery scene in a white hatchback

Province responds to City of Revelstoke’s food security motion

The city and Union of BC Municipalities put forward the motion last year

Kelowna toddler officially cancer-free

Elara Isagawa’s family is thanking the community for their support throughout her treatment

Law enforcement will patrol shuttered campgrounds this weekend

Patrols will enforce provincial order requiring all such facilities remain closed during COVID-19

B.C., Alberta health ministers urge public to stay home Easter weekend

Regional politicians, online petition calling for closure of provincial border to non-essential traffic

Campfires still permitted in Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen

Restrictions have been implemented elsewhere within valley

Summerland parks remain open for passive use

Users urged to maintain physical distancing to slow spread of COVID-19

Okanagan Indian Band asks visitors to ‘stay away’ during COVID-19

Chief and council asks non-residents not to visit OKIB reserve lands during the pandemic

Would-be visitors to Shuswap over the long weekend asked to stay home

Regional district follows provincial health officer’s lead in telling citizens to stay put this Easter

Shuswap’s Salty Dog Enduro mountain bike race postponed to 2021

Organizers follow direction from provincial/national bodies to cancel May event

Most Read