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.

Just Posted

Newly elected Hope politicians took part in the Local Government Leadership Academy

The three-day event is aimed at helping new mayors and councillors navigate municipal politics

No records were beat, but Hope’s February temperatures aren’t average

Normally around 3C, the sub-zero temperatures made for both good and bad in the Fraser Valley

New Chilliwack YMCA was ‘worth the wait’ say visitors

Family Day will mark officially opening for new building, after sneak peek tours on Saturday

Opioid overdoses killing three people a month in Chilliwack

35 deaths in 2018 locally compare to 23 in 2017, 13 in 2016 up from about five per year before that

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

B.C. athlete takes home gold in freestyle aerials at Canada Games

Brayden Kuroda won the event with a combined score of 121.65.

Pedestrian in serious condition after hit by car downtown Abbotsford

A youth was also hit, suffered minor injuries, police say

Cabinet likely to extend deadline to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline

New round of consultations with Indigenous communities is coming

B.C. government provides $75,000 towards salmon study

Study looks at abundance and health of Pacific salmon in Gulf of Alaska

Murdered and missing honoured at Stolen Sisters Memorial March in B.C.

‘We come together to make change within the systems in our society’

UBC researchers develop inexpensive tool to test drinking water

The tricoder can test for biological contamination in real-time

Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

He was convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old North Carolina girl in 2017

Most Read