West Kootenay Traffic Services has released further details regarding a crash on Highway 3B on Warfield Hill in Warfield, B.C. just after 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3.
A press release stated:
“Investigation has revealed that a Commercial B Train travelling down Highway 3B loaded with cement blocks lost control at the intersection of Tennyson Av and went off road (left) into an empty field.
A 50-year-old Ontario driver of the semi-trailer was deceased at the scene.
A Warfield City employee working in the area was struck with debris and was transported to the Trail Hospital and is in stable condition.
The name of the deceased is being withheld until next of kin is notified.
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.”