RCMP South Okanagan Traffic Services investigate fatal commercial truck collision on Hwy 3

A fatal motor vehicle collision approximately 26 km east of Princeton closed Hwy 3 in both directions.

  • Oct. 25, 2013 5:00 a.m.

Princeton, Traffic Services

The Princeton RCMP and RCMP South Okanagan Traffic Services attended to a single vehicle fatal collision involving a commercial transport truck early Friday morning.

On October 25, 2013 at 05:41 hours the Princeton RCMP and RCMP South Okanagan Traffic Services attended to a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on Highway 3 approximately 26 kms east of Princeton, BC at Bromley Rock. The collision involved a tractor trailer unit that had gone off the road with the trailer blocking both lanes of traffic. The lone male driver was pronounced dead on the scene. Road conditions and weather conditions were poor at the time of the collision with dense fog and ice covered roads.

The RCMP South Okanagan Traffic Services and the BC Coroners Services are investigating the collision. Efforts are continuing to notify the 50 yr old man’s next of kin. The man was from the Lower Mainland with the truck being operated by a LMD transport company.

Further information may be provided by the BC Coroners Service when available.