Truck is reported to have crashed into Buttle Lake near Lupin Falls. Google map

Truck crashes into Buttle Lake west of Campbell River killing driver

The BC Coroners Service is investigating

The driver of a commercial truck that went off the road and into Buttle Lake Monday morning has died.

Campbell River RCMP are investigating the incident in which a cement truck left Westmin Road around 11 a.m. and ended up in Buttle Lake. The incident reportedly occurred near Lupin Falls. CTV reports that the BC Coroners Service has been notified and is investigating.

The Westmin Road follows the east bank of Buttle Lake before looping around the bottom to terminate at the Myra Falls mine site. In many places it has a steep drop off to the surface of the lake.

Police and other emergency vehicles are in the area and the public is asked to exercise caution on Westmin Road to avoid hindering emergency services efforts.

Campbell River RCMP says no further information is being released.

RELATED: Hydro makes Buttle Lake boat ramp improvements

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

USW, WFP remain at loggerheads

Statements from both the union and company about the latest negotiations

Sensitivity in the eye of the beholder

Take a page from the Scottish and tough it out

Have a Blues Christmas in Crofton Saturday

Big Hank and the R&B Kingpins perform a holiday show with a twist

North Cowichan’s testing of drinking water verifies quality and safety

Lead content and other metals monitored closely, with reports published each of the last five years

B.C. politicians view supermodel’s transition journey on Transgender Day

Liberal MLA Jane Thornthwaite and New Democrat MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert appear in the documentary

John Mann, singer and songwriter of group Spirit of the West dead at 57

Mann died peacefully in Vancouver on Wednesday from early onset Alzheimer’s

VIDEO: B.C. high school’s turf closed indefinitely as plastic blades pollute waterway

Greater Victoria resident stumbles on plastic contamination from Oak Bay High

B.C. mayor urges premier to tweak road speeds in an ‘epidemic of road crash fatalities’

Haynes cites ICBC and provincial documents in letter to John Horgan

Four arrested after report of shots fired in Nanaimo

RCMP arrest four suspects in high-risk takedown in Cedar

South Cariboo Driver hits four cows due to fog

The RCMP’s investigation is ongoing

B.C. won’t appeal decision protecting ICBC court experts

Change to evidence rules next to save money, David Eby says

1898 Yukon gold rush photo featuring Greta Thunberg look-alike sends internet into tailspin

Jokes erupted this week after a 120-year-old photo taken by Eric A. Hegg surfaced from archives

BC Ferries’ two new hybrid vessels set sail for B.C. from Romania

Two Island Class ferries to be in use by 2020

Most Read