The scene at the bottom of the Rossland hill on Friday which claimed the life of an Ontario truck driver.

The scene at the bottom of the Rossland hill on Friday which claimed the life of an Ontario truck driver.

Accident at bottom of Rossland hill claims life

A horrible accident at the bottom of the Rossland hill last week claimed the life of a 50-year-old Ontario truck driver

A horrible accident at the bottom of the Rossland hill last week claimed the life of a 50-year-old Ontario truck driver.

Local RCMP responded to the Friday accident at approximately 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Tennyson Ave. and Highway 3B in Warfield.

According to the police report, a commercial transport truck traveling down Highway 3B loaded with cement blocks lost control at the intersection and went off road left into an empty field. The driver, whose name is being witheheld until next of kin is notified, was deceased at the scene.

A Village of Warfield employee working in the area was struck with debris and was transported to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital and is in stable condition.

At this time the West Kootenay Traffic Services and the Provincial Coroner Services are investigating this crash. Possible causes are mechanical failure or driver error.