Truck breaks apart as its pulled from river

Truck breaks apart as its pulled from river

White outs and icy roads caused crash near Princeton

Crews were hard at work Tuesday pulling a tractor-trailer out of the frigid waters of the Similkameen River near Bromley Rock.

The truck – carrying pulp – slipped over the embankment and into the river December 28.

According to RCMP Sergeant Barry Kennedy the driver of the loaded truck and a passenger escaped injuries.

“He was westbound from Hedley and he slowed to approximately 60 km an hour. As he rounded the corner near Bromley he noted a vehicle ahead of him that was almost stopped due to white out conditions,” said Kennedy.

“He braked and came to a stop. The trailer began to slide sideways on the ice and the trailer slid into the ditch and over the embankment pulling the truck with it.”

There were no charges. Highway 3 was closed Tuesday afternoon for the removal.

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