Icy roads contribute to South Okanagan tractor-trailer crash

The driver escaped serious injury after a tractor-trailer crash on Highway 3 near Richter Pass on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Osoyoos RCMP

OSOYOOS - Icy road conditions were a factor in a single vehicle collision that left a tractor-trailer hanging over an embankment on the weekend.

RCMP say a tractor-trailer heading eastbound on Highway 3 near Richter Pass lost control on an icy section of the highway on Saturday, Nov. 24 around 7:20 a.m.

The unit plowed through a barrier and came to rest while hanging over the embankment.

The driver, and only occupant, was taken to hospital as a precaution, but appeared uninjured at the scene, police say.

The collision closed Highway 3 for several hours while the tractor-trailer was removed.

Highway 3 was closed for several hours, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, after a tractor-trailer crashed.
Highway 3 was closed for several hours, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, after a tractor-trailer crashed.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Osoyoos RCMP

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