RCMP confirm one dead in Warfield crash

Tractor trailer crash claims Ontario driver on Friday afternoon

A 50-year Ontario truck driver died Friday when his transport truck lost control at the bottom of the Rossland hill leading into Warfield.

RCMP responded to the accident at approximately 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Tennyson Ave. and Highway 3B.

According to the police report, a Commercial B Train traveling down Highway 3B loaded with cement blocks lost control at the intersection and went off road left into an empty field.

The driver, whose name is being withehld until next of kin is notified, was deceased at the scene.

A Village of Warfield employee working in the area was struck with debris and was

transported to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital and is in stable condition as of Friday night.

At this time the West Kootenay Traffic Services and the Provincial Coroner Services are investigating this crash. Possible causes are mechanical failure or driver error.

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