Snowplow driver killed at Trout Lake

A Nakusp man driving a snowplow for highways contractor HMC died Monday after his vehicle slid down an embankment at Trout Lake.

A Nakusp man driving a snowplow for highways contractor HMC died Monday after his vehicle slid down an embankment at Trout Lake.

RCMP say Barry Mayer, 60, was sanding Highway 31 sometime between 7 and 9 a.m. when his plow came too close to the edge. The vehicle rolled several times, throwing him.

Mayer died at the scene and was found by a local hunter.

Nakusp RCMP, West Kootenay Traffic Services, the BC Coroner Service, and WorkSafeBC are all investigating the crash.