Mounties are considering charge recommendations after a motorist allegedly left his truck to burn on Highway 3, between Christina Lake and Castlegar.
Trail RCMP said the motorist is a Castlegar man whose 2008 Ford F-150 was found burning on the highway near the Paulson Summit at around 1:30 a.m, Saturday, July 24. The truck was seen driving at around 140 kilometres per hour moments before it rolled onto its passenger side door, Mounties said in a news release.
A reconstruction analyst said the truck “slammed into rocks” along the road, rolled over and then caught fire. Police have not ruled out alcohol or speed as contributing factors.
Speaking to police at his Castlegar home later Saturday morning, the motorist said he’d been driving alone from Christina Lake at the time of the roll-over. He then told police he left the scene before first-responders arrived, according to the news release.
Saturday’s rollover was also attended by Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire/Rescue, Grand Forks and Rossland Search and Rescue units and BC Ambulance paramedics.