A man was killed when the logging truck he was driving flipped over on the Lougheed Highway near Deroche.

Updated: Logging truck accident claims life of 71-year-old Hope driver

Police are investigating a fatal accident on Lougheed Highway near Deroche.

  • Dec. 21, 2015 11:00 a.m.

The RCMP’s Fraser Valley Traffic Services is investigating a fatal collision which claimed the life of a 71-year-old Hope man when his logging truck crashed on Lougheed Highway in Deroche.

On Dec. 21 at 12:30 p.m. Fraser Valley Traffic Services attended the scene of a loaded logging truck that flipped over on Lougheed Highway, westbound just after the Nicomen Slough Bridge.

The truck left the westbound lanes, flipped on its side and came to rest in the eastbound lanes.

“Given the magnitude of this crash and the loss of the load, we are fortunate no other vehicles were involved,” said Cpl. Ronda McEwen of BC RCMP Traffic Services. Lougheed Highway was closed in both directions late into the evening as the incident was investigated and the truck and logs were safely removed from the roadway.

The Integrated Collision and Reconstructionist Service (ICARS), Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement (CVSE) and the BC Coroner’s Service also attended the scene to assist.

“Our investigation is on-going and any witnesses who have not already spoken with police are asked to contact Fraser Valley Traffic Services at 604-702-4039,” said Cpl. McEwen.

 

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