Fatal crash north of Hope

Nanaimo man dies in Sunday's collision on the Coquihalla Highway

A 44-year-old man from Nanaimo was killed in a crash on Highway 5 north of Hope on Sunday morning.

Fraser Valley Traffic Services and Hope RCMP were called out to Shylock Overpass at about 5:40 a.m. after the driver veered off the road into a ditch and hit a concrete support pillar. He was travelling southbound on the highway and rounding a curve in the road at the time.

Police believe the man was driving a 2011 or 2012 Ford pickup truck, but are not certain as the truck was severely burned in a fire following the crash. Weather and road conditions do not appear to be contributing factors.

The RCMP is not releasing the driver’s identity at this time, pending notification of family.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or a southbound Ford pickup truck in the area are asked to contact Const. Gord Standcumbe of Fraser Valley Traffic Services at 604-702-4039.