Truck driver killed in crash near Boston Bar

Highway 1 was shut down for hours as police investigated

A 47-year-old truck driver from Myrnam, Alberta was killed in a collision last Thursday in the Fraser Canyon.

The man lost control of his tractor-trailer while rounding a curve about five kilometres south of Boston Bar. He crossed over into the north bound lane and collided with a power pole before ending up in a deep ditch.

Police said road conditions at the time were slippery with slushy snow and visibility was poor. The crash shut down the highway in both directions for seven hours, resulting in a late start for Boston Bar students.

The RCMP once again reminds drivers to slow down during bad weather and travel at a safe speed relative to the conditions.

Any witnesses who may have information on this crash and have not spoken to the RCMP are asked to contact the Fraser Valley Traffic Services at 604-702-4039.