After loosing control and colliding with several other vehicles, the driver of a commercial dump truck was ejected from his vehicle and has died on the Trans Canada Highway East of Revelstoke.
The highway is closed in both directions as the police investigate the fatality. There has been heavy rains throughout the day and at the time of the accident.
UPDATE – #BCHwy1 remains CLOSED due to a vehicle incident at Canyon Hot Springs. The road is CLOSED from the east boundary of #RevNatPark to the West boundary of #GlacierNatPark. Estimated opening time of 5:00 PM PDT. #RevelstokeBC https://t.co/2FLKWbQbXU
— Drive BC (@DriveBC) July 17, 2019
The accident happened 33 km East of Revelstoke near Canyon Hot Springs, with emergency services responding at approximately 11:30 am. There is no detour available and the estimated time of re-opening Wed Jul 17 at 5:00 PM PDT.