RCMP are investigating a fatal car crash on a logging road near Craigellachie.

Fatal crash west of Revelstoke under investigation

Authorities are investigating a fatal motor-vehicle accident after a pickup truck left a service road and wound up in the Perry River.

  • Oct. 19, 2015 8:00 p.m.

By Lachlan Labere, Black Press

Authorities are investigating a fatal motor-vehicle accident after a pickup truck left a service road and wound up in the Perry River.

Cpl. J.R. Lechky reported Monday that Sicamous RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating incident, which occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 18, on the North Fork Forest Service Road near Craigellachie.

A pickup truck was reported to have gone off the service road and down a steep embankment, coming to rest submerged in the Perry River.

“With the assistance of search and rescue, the lone occupant of the vehicle was located deceased and extracted from the river,” said Lechky.

Police are investigating whether or not alcohol was a factor in the incident.

The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

 

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