Accident claims life of 61-year-old Rossland resident
A 61-year-old Rossland man has died after a single-vehicle crash yesterday afternoon.
West Kootenay Traffic Services Cpl. John Ferguson said Trail RCMP got a 9-1-1 call at 2:23 p.m. on Dec. 15 regarding an accidents on Gelesz Road.
“A 2013 GMC pickup driven by a 61-year-old male resident of Rossland failed to negotiate a curve on the snowy roads and went off road down an embankment,” Ferguson said. “The driver was deceased at the scene.”
He said the West Kootenay Traffic Services and the BC Coroner service are investigating the cause of the crash.
“Especially at this time of year, the RCMP encourage everyone to drive safe and be extra cautious on the roads,” Ferguson added.