A terrifying fire-filled crash killed one truck driver Monday.

One killed in four vehicle crash near Revelstoke

A four-vehicle crash on the Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke Monday morning claimed the life of a truck driver, RCMP confirmed.

LACHLAN LABERE

Black Press

NEAR REVELSTOKE — A four-vehicle crash on the Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke Monday morning claimed the life of a truck driver, RCMP confirmed.

In a news release, RCMP Cpl. Mike Wasylenki of Trans-Canada East Traffic Services says a semi-trailer truck headed westbound lost control and crossed the centre line, crashing head-on into an eastbound semi-trailer truck.

The driver of the eastbound semi, a 51-year-old B.C. man, died as a result of the crash, while the driver and passenger in the westbound truck were seriously injured.

The westbound driver was reportedly taken away by air ambulance.

A third semi-trailer truck heading eastbound collided with the crash scene, while an SUV was also involved in the crash and was left with front-end damage. The drivers of both those vehicles experienced minor injuries, police say.

Nathan Hayhurst was stuck on the highway metres from the crash scene. He was heading westbound on Highway 1 between Golden and Revelstoke when he came across the violent accident scene, about 50 kilometres east of Revelstoke.

“The first indication that I saw was the plume of smoke,” said Hayhurst, who is a semi driver with 20 years of experience under his belt.

“The scene is sombre. There was a bunch of us up there seeing what we could do and it was sombre. It is sad. It makes you sad and it makes you mad.”

Hayhurst said this is the third fatal accident he has been right behind in a matter of days.

“It is horrifying,” said Hayhurst.

RCMP were investigating the accident at press time.

 

Just Posted

New system to keep Nakusp-area snowmobilers, caribou from meeting

GPS tracking keeps caribou safe while opening up the backcountry for sledding

Nelson police searching for missing woman

Heather Gunderson hasn’t been seen since Sunday

Kootenay Lake ferry labour dispute ends with ratified agreement

The deal was approved by 83 per cent of members

Weather warning for West Kootenay passes

Up to 20 cm expected to fall at higher elevations

Two accidents block Hwy 3 east of Christina Lake

Fire chief: pregnant female in vehicle that rolled off the road was headed to Trail to have her baby

VIDEO: Federal Liberals’ throne speech welcomes opposition’s ideas

Trudeau will need NDP or Bloc support to pass legislation and survive confidence votes

VIDEO: John Lennon’s iconic Rolls Royce rolls into Vancouver Island college for checkup

Royal BC Museum, Camosun College and Coachwerks Restorations come together to care for car

VIDEO: Rockslide closes part of Highway 93 in Fairmont Hot Springs

Geotechnical team called in to do an assessment after rocks fell from hoodoos

Petition calls for appeal of ex-Burns Lake mayor’s sentence for sex assault

Prosecution service says Luke Strimbold’s case is under review

Northwest B.C. wildlife shelter rescues particularly tiny bear cub

Shelter co-founder says the cub weighs less than a third of what it should at this time of year

BC firefighters to help battle Australian bushfires

Canada sent 22 people, including 7 from B.C.

B.C. NDP touts the end of MSP premiums

Horgan, James held news conference to reiterate that people will get their last bill this month

Illicit drug deaths down, but B.C. coroner says thousands still overdose

Chief coroner Life Lapointe says province’s drug supply remains unpredictable

Trustees ask for more help after tearful meeting on B.C. school’s ‘toxic’ stench

Enforcement has ‘no teeth,’ school trustee says, while kids become sick

Most Read