Winlaw Man Killed in Crash into Slocan River
June 23, 2014
The Nelson Daily - A local 63-year-old man has died after the truck he was driving plunged into the Slocan River Monday afternoon near Winlaw.
The driver from Winlaw, the sole occupant of a Chevy pickup truck, lost control of the vehicle on the Perry Siding road near the Winlaw Bridge at approximately 3:38 p.m. Monday, ending up in the swift moving river.
RCMP and Fire departments from Winlaw and Passmore were called to the accident scene as well as Beasley Swift water and Nelson Search and Rescue teams to assist in the recovery.
The vehicle was pulled from the Slocan River with the assistance of a nearby excavator supplied by Kevin Sutherland Contracting.
RCMP believe the possible cause of the crash is due to a medical condition.
The investigation has now been turned over to the BC Coroners Service and the West Kootenay Traffic Services.