Winlaw man killed in crash into Slocan River

A 63-year-old Winlaw man is dead after his truck went into the Slocan River on Monday afternoon.

A 63-year-old Winlaw man is dead after his truck went into the Slocan River on Monday afternoon.

RCMP West Kootenay Traffic Services says it responded to the call just before 3:40 p.m.

When they arrived they found that the lone occupant of a 2001 Chevrolet pickup lost control of his vehicle and went into the river.

“With the assistance of the Winlaw, Beasley, and Passmore fire departments and search and rescue the vehicle was secured in the fast flowing river,” Cpl. John Ferguson said.

An excavator was used to remove the vehicle and debris. The victim was found dead in the vehicle.

Police say a medical condition is a possible cause.

“The RCMP would like to thank the dedication of the local fire department and Kevin Sutherland Contracting for their assistance in recovering the truck and the deceased,” Ferguson said.

The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate.



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