RCMP: Mind speed, curves after two crashes on Trans-Canada Highway in same area in two days

Two crashes in two days has local RCMP reminding drivers to mind the yellow recommended speed signs on the Trans-Canada Highway.

The aftermath of a single-vehicle crash on the Trans-Canada Highway on July 18. Photo: Revelstoke RCMP

Revelstoke RCMP are reminding drivers to mind the yellow recommended speed signs when heading into curves on the Trans-Canada Highway.

The notice comes after two commercial vehicles crashed in the same curvy location east of Revelstoke over the past two days.

The first incident resulted in the death of an Alberta driver of a dump truck that lost control and crashed into other vehicles on July 17.

The second incident happened at around 5 a.m. on July 18, at the same location about 33 kilometres east of Revelstoke.

In that incident, a westbound tractor-trailer commercial truck jack-knifed after losing control. The crashed truck was blocking both lanes and resulted in a three-hour closure of the highway.

Police say there was heavy rain but clear visibility at the time.

No other vehicles were involved. The driver and passenger of the truck were treated for injuries.