Fatal crash in Lanark Snowshed

The single-vehicle incident took place east of Revelstoke in the early hours of Friday, January 24.

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File photo: A video grab of a huge avalanche triggered east of Revelstoke on the Trans-Canada Highway at the Lanark snowshed on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Photo: Transportation BC.

The driver of a commercial transport truck has died after a collision in the Lanark Snow Shed, on the Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke.

Revelstoke RCMP responded to a single vehicle collision 46 kilometers east of Revelstoke at approximately 4 a.m. on Friday, January 24. According to an RCMP statement the collision involved a commercial vehicle and the Lanark Snow shed.

Front line responders in attendance found the commercial tractor trailer sideways in the tunnel, with heavy damage to the truck. There were two occupants of the truck, and the driver was determined to be deceased on scene.

The Trans Canada East Traffic Services and Revelstoke General Duty attended to conduct the investigation. EMCON, Ministry of Transportation, Traffic Control Flaggers, and the vehicle towing company were also in attendance.

DriveBC is not currently showing any information about the incident, but some reports indicate the road will remain closed until 2 p.m. Check DriveBC for further information, as this story will not be updated.